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Heat Stroke (cont.)

Heat Stroke Prognosis and Long Term Effects

With quick and effective treatment, many people will recover with little or no problems, although some may become more sensitive to hot weather. However, the prognosis rapidly declines as complications increase. The brain and other organs (lungs, liver, kidneys) can be permanently damaged, thus causing long term effects on the person's health. Damage is caused by swelling due to heating and other mechanisms, so the prognosis in these patients may range from fair to poor.

Author and Editor

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Heatstroke.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/13/2013

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