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A variety of neurological disorders other than high altitude cerebral edema have been described at high altitude. This report documents isolated facial and hypoglossal nerve palsies that occurred in two travellers at high altitude in the Nepal Himalaya. The possible pathophysiological mechanisms of these neurological deficits are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1089/152702901750265396

Type

Journal article

Journal

High altitude medicine & biology

Publication Date

01/2001

Volume

2

Pages

301 - 303

Addresses

Nepal International Clinic, Himalaya Rescue Association, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, and Patan Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. rishibas@wlink.com.np

Keywords

Humans, Facial Paralysis, Diagnosis, Differential, Mountaineering, Middle Aged, Male