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Indian J Pediatr. 2007 Aug;74(8):765-7.

Hypothermic cardiac arrest.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.

Abstract

After being lost for 16 hr, a 7-yr-old boy was admitted to the emergency Department (ED) in a severe hypothermic condition of 23.3 degrees C with cardiac arrest. Active rewarming was conducted with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Sixty minutes after admission, return of spontaneous circulation was confirmed. Fever developed 14 hr after admission and continued for 9 days due to frostbite wound of both feet. This case report demonstrates successful resuscitation in severe hypothermic cardiac arrest with complete neurologic recovery in a 7-yr-old boy.

PMID:
17785901
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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