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2022 Mar 28

Wilderness Environ Med

Poor Knowledge of Acute Mountain Sickness in Latin American Medical Students.


Alarcón RF, Huayanay R, Monge E
Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 Mar 28.
PMID: 35361528.


Acute altitude exposure is a common event in Latin America that can result in mild to severe altitude illness. Medical students from some Latin American countries receive little information on this topic. Our aim was to determine the knowledge and incidence of acute mountain sickness (AMS), as well as the methods used to prevent AMS among medical students attending the Pan-American Student Meeting in Cusco, Peru, a city at high altitude (3400 m).