Heat Illness/Hyperthermia. Victor Politi, M.D., FACP Medical Director – St. Johns University-Physician Assistant Program. Risk factors for heat illness
Victor Politi, M.D., FACP
Medical Director –
St. Johns University-Physician Assistant Program
A patient presents to the ED with elevated body temperature -
1st thought ??
? Infectious etiologies/severe infection
but some patients with elevated temperature, including some with extreme pyrexia, do not have fever at all, they have hyperthermia !
renal blood flow
A catastrophic life-threatening medical emergency ---