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To the Editor: Dr Hackett and
colleagues1 elegantly elucidate the clinical imaging
correlate with the pathophysiology of high-altitude cerebral edema
(HACE). However, given the setting, the diagnosis of HACE is usually
clearly clinical. This point was not emphasized in the article, which
inadvertently may encourage physicians to obtain magnetic resonance
images (MRIs) in countries like Nepal where people with HACE in the
mountains are evacuated to Kathmandu.
Basnyat B. High-Altitude Cerebral Edema. JAMA. 1999;281(19):1794. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-19-jbk0519
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