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High-volume plasma exchange in a patient with acute liver failure due to non-exertional heat stroke in a sauna.
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PMID:  24497379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition characterized by an increased core body temperature (over 40°C) and a systemic inflammatory response, which may lead to a syndrome of multiple organ dysfunction. Heat stroke may be due to either strenuous exercise or non-exercise-induced exposure to a high environmental temperature. Current management of heat stroke is mostly supportive, with an emphasis on cooling the core body temperature and preventing the development of multiple organ dysfunction. Prognosis of heat stroke depends on the severity of organ involvement. Here, we report a rare case of non-exercise-induced heat stroke in a 73-year-old male patient who was suffering from acute liver failure after prolonged exposure in a hot sauna room. We successfully managed this patient by administering high-volume plasma exchange, and the patient recovered completely after treatment. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Kuan-Jung Chen; Tso-Hsiao Chen; Yuh-Mou Sue; Tzay-Jinn Chen; Chung-Yi Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical apheresis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-1101     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Apher     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216305     Medline TA:  J Clin Apher     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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