Heat Stroke

Etiology

  • Exposure to extreme heat→ desert crossing
  • Medical frailty or conditions allowing poor temperature regulation to even mild heat challenges, particularly amongst elderly

Symptoms

  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Lethargy

Physical Exam Findings

  • T > 40/104
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Spectrum from agitation to lethargy
  • Skin hot/dry or sweaty
  • End organ dysfxn based on degree of impairment