Accession Number:

ADP011060

Title:

Headache and Decompression Sickness: Type I or Type II?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX DAVIS HYPERBARIC LAB

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Decompression Sickness DCS results from exposure to reduced environmental pressure. As a result excess nitrogen evolves from tissues. This gas may then form bubbles that may localize in tissue or the vessels. They then create symptoms that range from mild to severe. Commonly, mild symptoms are joint pains and are called Type I DCS. Severe symptoms can run a range of neurological manifestations and are called Type II DCS. The basis for this paper stems from two cases seen in the Davis Hyperbaric Laboratory and Air Force Research Laboratory at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE