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Neurological Features of the Burning Feet and Burning Hand Syndrome in Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS)

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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Description:

Residents living in the high Andes develop a chronic sensation of burning or tingling in the hands and feet. The neurological findings are similar to the hypoxic neuropathy occurring in patients with COPD.

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