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Popular Misconceptions Regarding Chinese Medicine (29)

November 9, 2012

When all data are reviewed, the overall mortality from hypothermia in the United States has been conservatively estimated at 17 deaths per 1 million population per year [ 16]. The mortality for treated hypothermia ranges from 12% [ 17] to 73% [ 18 ]. CAUSES AND PATHOGENESIS Although hypothermia can occur in all climates, at nearly all ambient temperatures, and at every age, the most frequent causes appear to be exposure, use of depressant drugs, and hypoglycemia. A brief review of the causes of hypothermia ( Table 65-2) and their pathogenesis help to develop a rational approach to treatment. Table 65-2.

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