Volume 53, Issue 1 (30 1995)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1995, 53(1): 46-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadr S S. Heat stroke in Hajj ceremonies. Tehran Univ Med J. 1995; 53 (1) :46-50
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Three hundred and seventy seven patients with different degrees of heat stroke were treated by the haji medical team of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1371 (1992). Studies were carried out on sex of the patients, time and intensity of occurance and the vital signs after a medical examination. The most important method of treatment employed for intense heat stroke was iced bath. This procedure leads to 64.5% of patients being treated in te specific heat stroke unit and 35% were sent to a general hospital ward for furthur treatment. Morbidity and mortality were seen in less than 0.5% of the patients.
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