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6 FEVER, HYPERTHERMIA, CHILLS, AND RASH

6 FEVER, HYPERTHERMIA, CHILLS, AND RASH Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 6 FEVER, HYPERTHERMIA, CHILLS, AND RASH Fever and Hyperthermia Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) Bibliography Fever and Hyperthermia Fever is an abnormal elevation of body temperature due to a change in the hypothalamic thermoregulatory center. Although “normal” temperature is said to be 37°C, the maximal […]

CHAPTER 24 HYPOTHERMIA AND HYPERTHERMIA

CHAPTER 24 HYPOTHERMIA AND HYPERTHERMIA Practice of Geriatrics CHAPTER 24 HYPOTHERMIA AND HYPERTHERMIA Calvin H. Hirsch, M.D. Hypothermia Hyperthermia Conclusion For this relief much thanks, ’tis bitter cold, And I am sick of heart. Hamlet I.i Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages … Coriolanus IV.ii — William Shakespeare […]

HYPERPYREXIA AND HYPERTHERMIA

HYPERPYREXIA AND HYPERTHERMIA Hyperpyrexia Hyperthermia   Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome   Heatstroke   Other Conditions Bibliography For centuries, fever has been recognized as a cardinal sign of disease, and recent scientific studies have provided substantial insight into the mechanisms contributing to a rise in body temperature. The effectiveness of the systems involved in thermoregulation explains why […]

Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

HYPERTHERMIA AND HYPOTHERMIA FAITH T. FITZGERALD Hyperthermia Hypothermia Maintenance of body temperature in humans is a balance between heat production and heat loss. The principal source of heat is the oxidation of ingested food. During physical work, including shivering and chilling, muscles generate much additional heat. The loss of body heat occurs through radiation, convection, […]