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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-65

Pulmonary embolism in young natives of high altitude


1 Department of Medicine, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Physiology, High Altitude Medical Research Centre, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Radiology, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Hospital Administration, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Singhal
153, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.185115

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Thrombotic events are relatively common in high altitude areas and known to occur in young soldiers working at high altitude without usual risk factors associated with thrombosis at sea-level. However, till now, cases with thrombotic events were reported only in lowlanders staying at high altitude. These two cases of pulmonary embolism demonstrate that thrombotic events can occur in highlanders after a prolonged stay at the extreme altitude.


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