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HYPERTHERMIA – THE SILENT KILLER

Richardson, Joanna

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Pathology - Journal of the RCPA: 2010 - Volume 42 - Issue - p S25
doi: 10.3109/00313021003600614
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In January 2008 Melbourne endured 3 consecutive days of temperatures above 43°C.

This clinical presentation touches briefly on the effect that this had on Melbourne systems and possible strategies to minimise such effects in the future.

The signs and symptoms of the different types of heat illness are described and general management principles are discussed with some case presentations.

© 2010 Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia