Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CLINICAL CHALLENGES
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66--69

Traumatic brain injury complicated by environmental hyperthermia


Erik Hermstad1, Bruce Adams2 
1 Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort hood, Texas, USA
2 Department of Clinical Investigation, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Erik Hermstad
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort hood, Texas
USA

Temperature variations after traumatic brain injury are common and devastating. This has been shown most clearly with hypothermia, but the complications associated with hyperthermia in the setting of traumatic brain injury can be just as problematic. We present the case of a soldier with traumatic brain injury exposed to environmental temperatures of 115-120° F with a core temperature of over 108° F. The complications of his conditions are discussed as well as potential treatments for the deadly combination of traumatic brain injury and environmental hyperthermia.


How to cite this article:
Hermstad E, Adams B. Traumatic brain injury complicated by environmental hyperthermia.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2010;3:66-69


How to cite this URL:
Hermstad E, Adams B. Traumatic brain injury complicated by environmental hyperthermia. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];3:66-69
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