Heat tetany

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Background

Clinical Features

  • No cramping in muscle compartments
  • Differentiate from heat cramps based on little pain

Differential Diagnosis

Environmental heat diagnoses

Evaluation

  • Clinical

Treatment[2]

  • Remove from heat
  • Decrease respiratory rate

Disposition

  • Outpatient

See Also

References

  1. Waters T. Heat Emergencies In: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th ed. McGraw Hill Medical. 2011: 1339
  2. Waters T. Heat Emergencies In: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th ed. McGraw Hill Medical. 2011: 1339