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Which heat illness is life-threatening for fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Hyperthermia noxious: Any type of prolonged maternal hyperthermia (fever, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sauna) is a potential fetal teratogen and should be avoided as much as possible. I would not go as far as life-threatening, but certainly noxious conditions that should be avoided.

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