We report a case of a porter who presented with acute dyspnea during an expedition in Nepal at 5000 m above sea level. We present the difficulties involved in making the correct diagnosis in this patient under austere conditions and discuss the difficult decisions that must be made in caring for such a patient.
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- expedition medicine
- alveolar gas equation
Bellis, F., Parris, R., Thake, D., & Richards, P. (2005). Difficult Decisions at Altitude: The Management of an Acutely Dyspneic Porter at 5000 Meters. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 16(4), 212-218. https://doi.org/10.1580/PR27-04.1