Decompression sickness: neurologic manifestations
Decompression sickness usually occurs during rapid ascent from depth after diving but may also occur in rapid ascent to high altitudes from sea level. It may be mild, with only limb and joint pain ("bends," type 1), or serious, with neurologic and pulmonary manifestations (type 2). Hyperbaric oxygen has been found to be useful in treating decompression sickness with neurologic manifestations.
Mar. 14, 2021