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if my baby was born in high altitude are they used to it?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Not well studied: Very likely. The particular risks for children to high altitude have not been thoroughly studied. Children born ; living at altitude to have normal risk for high altitude pulmonary edema but there may be some increased risk for this condition if a child then travels down to lowland ; then re-enters high altitude. Very small older studies are suggestive but reasons are not clear.New info pending.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
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