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McCafferty, Marty
January 2010
Alert Diver;Winter2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p46
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 44-year-old male recreational scuba diver who had lost feelings in his lower back and legs after diving. It states that the patient has suffered from an acute injury to his nervous system caused by decompression illness, wherein, blindness and weakness of both legs may have occurred due to arterial gas embolism (AGE) or spinal cord decompression sickness (DCS). It says emergency oxygen should be the first treatment for suspected DCS.


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