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Unilateral Pulmonary Edema in a 29-Year-Old Man Visiting High Altitude*

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD; Thomas W. Bost, MD, FCCP; Jeffrey M. Sippel, MD, MPH
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*From the Pulmonary Division, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

Correspondence to: Jeffrey M. Sippel, MD, MPH, St. Anthony’s Central Hospital, 4101 W Conejos, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80204; e-mail: sippelj@pol.net



Chest. 2002;122(6):2230-2233. doi:10.1378/chest.122.6.2230
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A 29-year-old white man presented with a 2-day history of progressive dyspnea and chest tightness. He was from Minneapolis, MN (altitude, 0 m), and had arrived in Winter Park, CO (altitude, 2,750 m), 1 day before his symptoms began. One week prior to travel, he had symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection including fatigue, diaphoresis, fever, and productive cough. He was an otherwise healthy nonsmoker who reported having childhood asthma but had experienced no symptoms during adulthood.

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