What causes heat stroke?

Updated: Aug 02, 2019
  • Author: Robert S Helman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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The etiology of heat stroke may involve any of the following:

  • Increased heat production

  • Decreased heat loss

  • Reduced ability to acclimatize

  • Reduced behavioral responsiveness

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