High-Altitude Illness

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Dr. Salvatore Mangione is an Associate Professor of Medicine who holds a faculty appointment in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Director of the Physical Diagnosis course and the Director of the History of Medicine for the sophomore medical students of the Jefferson Medical College. His research and clinical interests include: asthma, physical diagnosis and the history of medicine.


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Understand the pathophysiology of high-altitude illness.

2. Identify its major clinical manisfestations

3. Recognize its symptoms.

4. Know about its prophylaxis and treatment.