Conclusions

It is important to understand and know the effects of hypothermia on organ function. Different clinical descriptions can be given according to the severity of hypothermia (Table 1). These signs may be modified by the causes of hypothermia and by concomitant disease.

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Table 1 Clinical signs in accidental hypothermia

In extremely severe hypothermia, patients appear to be clinically dead as they are in cardiorespiratory arrest. Attempts at rewarming are essential before death is declared.

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