Introduction | Pediatric Heat-Related Illness
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Introduction

Heat-related illness is the result of inadequate thermoregulation during excessive heat exposure and/or exertion.1 Heat-related illness varies in clinical presentation depending on the severity of illness, which ranges from mild heat stress to life-threatening heat stroke. The variability in presentation requires emergency clinicians to include this diagnosis in their differential for any patient who presents with hyperthermia.

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