Heat-related illness

Walter F. Atha

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Environmental exposure to high temperatures can result in abnormalities ranging from mild heat exhaustion to heat stroke with multiorgan system failure. An understanding of the mechanisms of thermoregulation and how those mechanisms fail with extreme heat stress is critical for management of the patient with elevated body temperature in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1108
Number of pages12
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Environmental heat emergency
  • Heat emergency
  • Heat stroke
  • Hyperthermia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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