Hyperthermia

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Etiology

  • Heat stroke
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Malignant hyperthermia (anesthetic-associated)
  • Serotonin syndrome, eg, SSRI used with monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  • Other drugs: anticholinergics, antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, salicylates, amphetamines, cocaine, PCP, LSD
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Prolonged seizures

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Last updated: December 1, 2014