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Emerg Med J. 2010 Nov;27(11):866-7. doi: 10.1136/emj.2010.090928. Epub 2010 Sep 1.

Exertional heat illness in half marathon runners: experiences of the Great North Run.

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Critical Care & PHEM, Northern Deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. rachelhawes@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Exertional heat illness is a potentially fatal condition. Large numbers of competitors in the Great North Run are affected annually. This article briefly discusses the patient demographics, presentation and treatment of large numbers of patients with a simple, effective regime.

PMID:
20810464
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2010.090928
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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