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Heatstroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own
temperature and body temperature continues to rise, often to
104°F (40°C) or higher. Signs
of rapidly progressing heatstroke include:
Heatstroke is a medical emergency. Even with immediate
treatment, it can be life-threatening or result in serious, long-term
complications. After calling 911 or other
emergency medical services, follow these first aid steps.
September 1, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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