High altitude pulmonary edema

Case contributed by Dr Franco Ruales


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

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Right greater than left indistinct airspace opacity. 


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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