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Exertion-induced heat exhaustion. An often overlooked diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1571023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exertion-induced heat exhaustion is a potentially lethal condition. The earliest signs include unsteady gait and confusion. Recording of rectal temperature is essential. Skin colour, blood pressure and heart rate are not reliable diagnostic signs. The mainstays of therapy are rapid rehydration and cooling. Prompt diagnosis and rapid effective therapy will minimise the risk of death.
R Richards; D Richards; J Sutton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-26     Completed Date:  1992-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Exercise / physiology*
Fluid Therapy
Heat Exhaustion / diagnosis,  etiology*,  prevention & control,  therapy

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