Accidental hypothermia: a report of 22 cases and review of the literature.

F. T. Fitzgerald, C. Jessop

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Most of our 22 patients with hypothermia were alcoholics, with a variety of serious complications of their disease. The prevalence of hypoglycemia (41%), sepsis (41%), and pulmonary complications (36%) was surprisingly high in this group of hypothermia victims, and the death rate (36%) relatively low. All patients in our series were passively rewarmed and given conservative drug and fluid management under close monitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-150
Number of pages23
JournalAdvances in Internal Medicine
StatePublished - 1982


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