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Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

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AGUDO, O. et al. Accidental hypothermia due to generalized psoriasis. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2004, vol.27, n.1, pp.99-102. ISSN 1137-6627.

The accidental hypothermia is a disorder of corporal termoregulation, defined as a central temperature below 35ºC. According to the intensity may be classified in mild (35-32.2 ºC), moderate (32.2-28ºC) and severe (below 28ºC). The most frequent causes are the exposure to cold, use of depressant drugs of central nervous system and hypoglycemia, although there are other less frequent. We present a case of moderate hypothermia due to generalized psoriasis which required admission in the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital García Orcoyen. The termoregulation, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of accidental hypothermia are reviewed.

Palabras clave : Hypothermia; Psoriasis.

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