Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia refers to a group of heat-related conditions characterized by an abnormally high body temperature — in other words, the opposite of hypothermia. Hyperthermia, also known simply as overheating,... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Critical care medicine
  • Symptoms:  Lack of perspiration, confusion, delirium, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and respiration rate, symptoms of dehydration
  • Causes:  Heat stroke
  • Risk factors:  Exposure to hot and/or humid environments, physical exertion, wearing personal protective equipment that covers the body
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms or body temperature above 37.7 °C (99.86 °F)
  • Differential diagnosis:  Fever
  • Prevention:  Maintaining a moderate temperature, regular hydration, taking regular breaks
  • Treatment:  Mild: Staying away from hot environments, rehydrating oneself, mechanical cooling, use of a dehumidifier, Severe: intravenous hydration, gastric lavage with iced saline, hemodialysis, immersing in ice water
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