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High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) 

High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Edward C. Rosenow

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date: 18 April 2021

55-year-old man (physician), healthy, nonathletic

On vacation at Machu Picchu at altitude of 11,500 ft (not hiking or skiing)

Not acclimated

Had onset of typical symptoms of HAPE

Flew back to Rochester, Minnesota (altitude, 1,000 ft) and presented to emergency department with this CXR. Three days later, CXR findings were normal...

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