Hyperthermia (patient information)

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Hyperthermia

Overview

What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Hyperthermia?

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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Directions to Hospitals Treating Hyperthermia

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Hyperthermia

Overview

What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Hyperthermia?

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

Hyperthermia On the Web

Ongoing Trials at Clinical Trials.gov

Images of Hyperthermia

Videos on Hyperthermia

FDA on Hyperthermia

CDC on Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia in the news

Blogs on Hyperthermia

Directions to Hospitals Treating Hyperthermia

Risk calculators and risk factors for Hyperthermia

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Assistant Editor-In Chief: Dipen Kumar[2]

Overview

Hyperthermia is a condition that is characterized by elevated body temperatures usually greater than 100-101 degrees Fahrenheit.

What are the symptoms of Hyperthermia?

Symptoms for Hyperthermia include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Heavy sweat or a lack of sweat
  • Pale or bluish skin

Children may have seizures.

If not treated Hyperthermia symptoms can become:

  • organ failure
  • unconsciousness
  • death

What causes Hyperthermia?

Some causes of hyperthermia include:

  • Heat Stroke
  • Drugs
  • Protective Gear
  • Other

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Hyperthermia?

Directions to Hospitals Treating Hyperthermia

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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