Right Hand Weakness and Headache During Ascent to Mount Everest: A Case of Cerebral Venous Infarction

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Abstract

Introduction:

The increasing popularity of trekking in alpine regions has drawn attention to high altitude-associated health concerns.

Case Report:

Here, we report a case of cerebral venous infarction as a consequence of a hypercoagulable state induced by secondary polycythemia as an adaptation to high altitude.

Conclusions:

When patients present focal neurological symptoms such as hemiparesis in addition to symptoms of acute mountain sickness or high-altitude cerebral edema such as headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, cerebral venous infarction should be considered.

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