Epidemic classical heat stroke: clinical characteristics and course of 28 patients.

  title={Epidemic classical heat stroke: clinical characteristics and course of 28 patients.},
  author={G R Hart and Robert B J Anderson and C P Crumpler and A Shulkin and George Reed and James Knochel},
  volume={61 3},
Patients with classical heat stroke are different in many ways from those with exertional injury; contrasts included difference in demographic factors, prior general health, in-hospital complications and laboratory abnormalities (lactate, liver enzymes, pH, electrolytes). Severe hyperkalemia, acute renal failure, rhabdomyolysis and disseminated intravascular coagulation often dominate the course of patients with exertional heat stroke but are uncommon in those with classical heat stroke (Table… CONTINUE READING


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