[The importance of atmospheric heat waves for health service in already altered people]

Peter von Wichert
Medizinische Klinik 2008 February 15, 103 (2): 75-9
The paper deals with the problems of heat exhaustion and heat stroke related to exercise or elevation of environmental temperature. After recommending a classification of heat disorders, the different clinical symptoms are presented. Old people and people with preexisting diseases are particularly affected and in danger. Therapeutic measures have to consider different mechanisms of an alteration of liquid and salt balance.

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