Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Decreased Body Temperature Underlying Cause

Hypothermia occurs when the body loses more heat than it can produce. This can occur at temperatures above and below freezing. Many cases of hypothermia occur in cool, but not freezing temperatures.

Last Updated: May 16, 2008 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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