Heat-related illnesses

Crit Care Clin. 1999 Apr;15(2):251-63. doi: 10.1016/s0749-0704(05)70053-1.


The majority of clinicians will encounter patients with heat-related illness in one form or the other. Early recognition and management are important to prevent morbidity and mortality. In children and elderly, the clinical signs may be subtle and in such situations a sound knowledge of heat-related illnesses is crucial. Besides diagnosing and treating heat-related illnesses, it is equally important to know how to prevent them as they are easily preventable.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization
  • Body Temperature Regulation
  • Heat Stress Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Heat Stress Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Heat Stress Disorders* / therapy
  • Heat Stroke / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Skin / physiopathology