Decompression Sickness: A Rarely Encountered Case In Neurologic Practice

Journal of Neurological Sciences 01/2008;
Source: DOAJ


Decompression sickness is a disease caused by the bubble formation of inert gases in the tissues due to the sudden decrease in ambient pressure. It has been called ‘hits' by divers. Based on the manifestation of the clinical symptoms, it has been classified as Type 1 and Type 2. The most commonly affected area is the spinal cord. Decompression sickness can be prevented by slowly ascending to normal ambient pressure.

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