oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Altitude fails to increase susceptibility of ultramarathon runners to post-race upper respiratory tract infections
|Article Title||Altitude fails to increase susceptibility of ultramarathon runners to post-race upper respiratory tract infections|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Physical Education, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Oct 1998|
|Pages||4 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Allergic rhinitis, Altitude, Anti-pyretics, Bronchial, Environmental conditions, Host resistance, Lower respiratory tract conditions, Nasal symptoms, Pulmonary ventilation, Relative humidity, Symptomatic control, Throats symptoms, Tracheal and Upper respiratory tract (URT)|
Reduced host resistance to infection following participation in an ultramarathon event, has been attributed to damage to the local mucosal membranes of the upper respiratory tract (URT). Physical properties of the mucous membranes have been reported to change and to result in impaired lymphocyte, neutrophil and macrophage function.
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