Acute high-altitude illness

B Basnyat, R Hofmeyr, G Tölken, R De Decker


Letter by Basnyat on article by Hofmeyr et al. (Hofmeyr R, Tölken G, De Decker R. Acute high-altitude illness. S Afr J Med 2017;107(7):556-561.; and response by Hofmeyr et al.

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B Basnyat, Medical Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

R Hofmeyr, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; and WildMedix, Cape Town, South Africa

G Tölken, WildMedix, Cape Town; Mountain Rescue, Hottentots-Holland Section – Mountain Club of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

R De Decker, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2017;107(12):1047-1048. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i12.12863

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Date submitted: 2017-11-27
Date published: 2017-11-27

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