Expert consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of heat stroke in China

Mil Med Res. 2020 Jan 13;7(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s40779-019-0229-2.


Heat stroke (HS) is a fatal disease caused by thermal damage in the body, and it has a very high mortality rate. In 2015, the People's Liberation Army Professional Committee of Critical Care Medicine published the first expert consensus on HS in China, Expert consensus on standardized diagnosis and treatment for heat stroke. With an increased understanding of HS and new issues that emerged during the HS treatment in China in recent years, the 2015 consensus no longer meet the requirements for HS prevention and treatment. It is necessary to update the consensus to include the latest research evidence and establish a new consensus that has broader coverage, is more practical and is more in line with China's national conditions. This new expert consensus includes new concept of HS, recommendations for laboratory tests and auxiliary examinations, new understanding of diagnosis and differential diagnosis, On-site emergency treatment and In-hospital treatment, translocation of HS patients and prevention of HS.

Keywords: Classic; Diagnosis; Exertional; Expert consensus; Heat stroke; Treatment.

MeSH terms

  • China / epidemiology
  • Consensus
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Exercise / physiology
  • Heat Stroke / diagnosis*
  • Heat Stroke / epidemiology
  • Heat Stroke / therapy*
  • Hot Temperature / adverse effects
  • Humans