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Which heat illness is life-threatening for fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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