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Clinical Features of Altitude Polycythemia

Specialty:

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

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

People who reside at high altitudes may adapt to chronic hypoxemia by increasing production of erythropoietin with increased red blood cell production. In some persons this can result in polycythemia.

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