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A CASE REPORT OF HEAT STROKE : AN ICEBERG
Heat stroke was first recognized by the Romans in 24 BC. But it took until 1946 for it to be shown that heat stroke could lead to multiorgan damage with hemorrhage and necrosis in the lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain and gut with a 10% to 50% mortality rate. Patients may present with neurological impairment of varying degrees and duration, including delirium, lethargy, coma and seizures, Neurological damage is presumably attributable to metabolic disarray, cerebral edema or ischemia. Here we are presenting a case of heat stroke, with coma due to neurological involvement who recovered functionally fully though with some residual damage revealed in computerized tomogram of the brain after conservative management of heat stroke.
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22 April 2020
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