High altitude pulmonary edema

Case contributed by Dr Franco Ruales

Presentation

Patient admitted with progressive respiratory distress 24 hours after arriving at town at 2700 meters above sea level.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Right greater than left indistinct airspace opacity. 

X-ray

12 hours later

Marked improvement in airspace opacity. 

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Case information

rID: 16070
Published: 15th Dec 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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