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Aviat Space Environ Med. 1994 Oct;65(10 Pt 1):957-60.

Economy class syndrome.

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Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH 45401-0927.


A recent case of the "Economy Class Syndrome" is presented, emphasizing the syndrome's aeromedical implications and prevention. The clinical presentation, current modes of prophylaxis and therapy, plus a brief but pertinent historical background, are described. The syndrome is potentially fatal, and the authors stress that the condition needs to be recognized as a preventable hazard of air travel. Adoption of the preventive measures described herein can assist in promoting healthy air travel.

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