Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Decreased Body Temperature Outlook

What to expect with hypothermia:

  • The outlook depends on how low the body temperature is, and the health of the person.
  • Some people have survived body temperatures as low as 61 degrees F (16 C).
  • Some people have survived cardiac arrest caused by submersion in cold water.

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Decreased Body Temperature References
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  2. Jurkovich GJ. Environmental cold-induced injury. Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;87(1):247-67, viii. [17127131]
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