A Case of Severe Heatstroke and Review of Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Heatstroke is life-threatening condition characterized by hyperthermia and central nervous system disturbances. It can also be classified as a form of systemic inflammatory response syndrome with multiple organ dysfunction and in many ways resembles sepsis. Like sepsis, most patients with heatstroke demonstrate a hyperdynamic hemodynamic response. In contrast to sepsis, rhabdomyolysis may complicate management and initial fluid resuscitation is not well defined. We present an illustrative case report and review of literature.

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Horseman, M. A., Rather-Conally, J., Saavedra, C., & Surani, S.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • January 2012