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Hyperthermic Encephalopathy (Heatstroke)
Miral D. Jhaveri, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Heatstroke
              • Definitions

                • Life-threatening illness characterized by elevated core body temperature over 40°C

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Gauer R et al: Heat-related illnesses. Am Fam Physician. 99(8):482-9, 2019
                                      2. Zhang XY et al: Susceptibility-weighted imaging in heat stroke. PLoS One. 9(8):e105247, 2014
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Heatstroke
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Life-threatening illness characterized by elevated core body temperature over 40°C

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Gauer R et al: Heat-related illnesses. Am Fam Physician. 99(8):482-9, 2019
                                                                          2. Zhang XY et al: Susceptibility-weighted imaging in heat stroke. PLoS One. 9(8):e105247, 2014