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What causes hypothermia?
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Trauma Surgery 42 years experience
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.
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Last updated Oct 10, 2016
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