Letters

Tourists travelling to Kilimanjaro do need advice

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.46/a (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:46
  1. Stephen Toovey, medical director ([email protected]),
  2. Andrew Jamieson, medical director
  1. Netcare Travel Clinics, PO Box 786692, Sandton, 2146, South Africa
  2. Netcare Travel Clinics, South Africa and Mozambique, PO Box 573, Sunninghill, 2157, South Africa

    EDITOR—As Bellis's letter confirms, many tourists attempting the ascent of Kilimanjaro come ill prepared for the climb.1 We have treated tourists on the mountain for a range of conditions, including high altitude cerebral and pulmonary oedema. In one instance we chanced on a traveller who was both frankly cyanotic and ataxic at an altitude of 3500 m and treated …

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