Hyperthermia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Heat Stress
  • Heat-Related Illness

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Hyperthermia occurs when a person's body temperature rises and remains above the normal; 98.6°F Most frequently, this occurs during the heat of summer and among the elderly. However, it may also be triggered by other medical conditions or certain medications.

Hyperthermia is sometimes induced as a palliative measure in the treatment of certain cancerous conditions.

Resources

NIH/National Institute on Aging
PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20892-8057
Tel: (301)496-1752
Tel: (800)222-2225
Internet: http://www.nih.gov/nia

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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