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Johns Hopkins Med J. 1976 Dec;139 SUPPL:87-9.

Chronic mountain sickness.

Abstract

Chronic mountain sickness was first described in the Peruvian Andes. It consists of an excesive polycythemia for the altitude of residence. Its main symptoms are of cerebral congestion and occasionally of right heart insufficiency. The authors postulate that it is caused by a decay of the ventilatory rate with age with the corresponding increase in hematocrit.

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