Title

Wilderness dermatology: mountain exposures.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-15-2017

Publication Title

Dermatology online journal [electronic resource]

Abstract

Exploring the mountains is a highly rewarding past time; however, certain high-altitude exposures can lead to dermatologic manifestations. In this review article, the authors will describe cold, solar, and severe weather that one may experience when spending time outdoors. Factors such as increased ultraviolet radiation, temperature extremes, and low partial pressure of oxygen, along with human physiologic parameters also contribute to disease severity and presentation. This review article will address the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of high-altitude dermatology exposures.

Medical Subject Headings

Altitude; Cold Injury; Dermatology; Humans; Mountaineering; Skin Diseases; Ultraviolet Rays; Weather

PubMed ID

29447629

Volume

23

Issue

11

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