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Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS) Score of Leon-Velarde

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for findings associated with chronic mountain sickness using the score of Leon-Velarde.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

W94, T70

Description:

Leon-Velarde developed a score for the diagnosis of Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS) based on clinical signs and symptoms as well as limited laboratory findings. Chronic Mountain Sickness occurs in persons living in the Andes and may present as a sensation of burning hands and/or feet.

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