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International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 27–32 | Cite as

Platelet count on slow induction to high altitude

  • Subhash C. Sharma
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Abstract

Platelet counts were estimated at sea level in 50 lowlanders. They were divided at random in two groups (A and B) of 25 each. Group A went up by train/road transport to 3658 m, while group B reached the same height after 8 days of acclimatisation enroute. Platelet counts were estimated serially in both groups at high altitude. Symptoms of high altitude exposure were also recorded. No significant change in the counts was noted in either group and none became “Symptomatic”. All were brought back to sea level by air and deinduction studies carried out on days 1 and 4 of return. The importance of these findings in the light of our existing knowledge is discussed.

Keywords

Plant Physiology Platelet Count High Altitude Environmental Medicine Altitude Exposure 
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© Swets & Zeitlinger 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhash C. Sharma
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  1. 1.Dept. of PathologyA.F.M.C.PuneIndia

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