Central hyperthermia in acute stroke.

  title={Central hyperthermia in acute stroke.},
  author={C. Y. Sung and Tsong-Hai Lee and N. Nan Chu},
  journal={European neurology},
  volume={62 2},
BACKGROUND Central hyperthermia is an unresolved riddle; this study tries to define its characteristics. METHODS Seventy-four previously healthy patients who developed hyperthermia (> or =39 degrees C) within 24 h after stroke onset were enrolled. The lesion sites, nature of stroke, and clinical features were studied. RESULTS Brainstem hemorrhage was the most common cause of hyperthermia (64%), followed by putamino-thalamus hemorrhage (24%), cerebellum hemorrhage (4%), large cortical… CONTINUE READING
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