Diagnostic Studies For Heat Illness

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Diagnostic Studies For Heat Illness

Heat stroke is a clinical diagnosis, and there is no single diagnostic test to identify it. Nonetheless, diagnostic studies are essential in ruling out other conditions with a presentation similar to heat stroke and with differing management. (See Table 2.) This section will discuss diagnostic tests, including laboratory and imaging tests that should be obtained in patients with heat illness in the ED.

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