Traumatic brain injury complicated by environmental hyperthermia

Erik Hermstad, Bruce Adams

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Abstract

Temperature variations after traumatic brain injury are common and devastating. This has been shown most clearly with hypothermia, but the complications associated with hyperthermia in the setting of traumatic brain injury can be just as problematic. We present the case of a soldier with traumatic brain injury exposed to environmental temperatures of 115-120° F with a core temperature of over 108° F. The complications of his conditions are discussed as well as potential treatments for the deadly combination of traumatic brain injury and environmental hyperthermia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Hyperthermia
  • Resuscitation
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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