Heat-related illness

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004 May;22(2):315-27, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2004.01.004.

Abstract

Heat-related illness represents a continuum of disorders from minor syndromes such as heat cramps, heat syncope, and heat exhaustion to the severely life-threatening disorder known as heat stroke. It represents an important cause of wilderness-related morbidity and mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization
  • Body Temperature Regulation
  • Heat Exhaustion / diagnosis
  • Heat Exhaustion / physiopathology
  • Heat Exhaustion / therapy
  • Heat Stress Disorders / diagnosis
  • Heat Stress Disorders / physiopathology
  • Heat Stress Disorders / prevention & control
  • Heat Stress Disorders / therapy*
  • Heat Stroke / physiopathology
  • Heat Stroke / therapy
  • Humans