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Increased Susceptibility to Severe Acute Mountain Sickness Following Neck Injury

Specialty:

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

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Description:

A person who ascends to high altitude experiences hypoxia, which is detected by chemoreceptors in the carotid body and which results in hyperventilation. Damage to the carotid bodies may interfere with this hyperventilatory response and predispose a person to severe acute mountain sickness.

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