Mountain Sickness, Acute

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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  • AMS
  • High Altitude Illness
  • Hypoxia, Mountain Sickness (Acute)
  • Mareo
  • Puna
  • Soroche
  • Acosta's Disease
  • Acute High Altitude Sickness

Disorder Subdivisions

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
  • HAPE
  • HACE

General Discussion

Acute Mountain Sickness is a group of symptoms that may occur in some people who ascend rapidly to altitudes higher than 8200 ft. (2500 m). Major symptoms may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia.


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