Altitude sickness prognosis

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In the majority of cases, the symptoms are temporary and improve with acclimatisation, descent or medical treatment.   

The most serious consequences of altitude sickness are high-altitude pulmonary oedema and high-altitude cerebral oedema. In these cases, the result may be fatal if the person does not quickly descend to lower altitudes and seek medical attention.  


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