chronic mountain sickness

mountain sickness characterized by loss of tolerance to hypoxia in a previously acclimatized person, with secondary polycythemia. It occurs in two types: an emphysematous type in which dyspnea is the dominant symptom and bronchitis, laryngitis, and cyanosis are often present; and an erythremic type in which there is an erythremic color that becomes cyanotic on mild exertion, with fatigue, headache, episodic stupor, paresthesias, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and decreased visual acuity. Called also Andes disease and Monge disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chronic mountain sickness — Classification and external resources ICD 10 T70.2 ICD 9 E902.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain sickness — can refer to: Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness, a pathological condition that is caused by acute exposure to low air pressure Chronic mountain sickness, a disease that can develop during extended time living at altitude This… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain sickness — Also known as altitude sickness or altitude illness, this is a disorder caused by being at high altitude, commonly above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). The cause of altitude illness is a matter of oxygen physiology. At sea level the concentration of… …   Medical dictionary

  • subacute mountain sickness — a type of mountain sickness that is milder than the chronic form and similar clinically to the acute form except for being persistent and amenable to cure by a descent in altitude …   Medical dictionary

  • sickness — SYN: disease (1). acute African sleeping s. SYN: Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. aerial s. SYN: altitude s.. African sleeping s. Gambian trypanosomiasis, Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. air s. a form of motion s. caused by flying in an airplane. altitude s …   Medical dictionary

  • sickness — noun 1 state of being ill ADJECTIVE ▪ chronic ▪ long, long term (esp. BrE) ▪ The policy includes long term sickness cover. VERB + SICKNESS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Altitude sickness — Infobox Disease Name = Altitude sickness Caption = DiseasesDB = 8375 DiseasesDB mult = DiseasesDB2|29615 ICD10 = ICD10|T|70|2|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|E902.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3225 MeshID = D000532 Altitude… …   Wikipedia

  • Motion sickness — For the album by Bright Eyes, see Motion Sickness. Motion sickness Classification and external resources ICD 10 T75.3 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Decompression sickness — Caisson disease [decompression sickness] Classification and external resources Two United States Navy sailors prepare for training inside a decompression chamber …   Wikipedia

  • Andes disease — chronic mountain sickness …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.