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What causes hypothermia?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

Cold: Hypothermia is caused by loss of body heat. This can occur in injury, immersion in water, surgery, exposure outdoors, etc. Some conditions call for deliberately induced hypothermia such as stroke and post-cardiac arrest patients. Severe hypothermia requires medical intervention, mild hypothermia-a cup of hot chocolate.

Answered 10/10/2016

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