Evaluation of CT Finding in heat stroke patients

Evaluation of CT Finding in heat stroke patients

  • Sanjay Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Bettiah
  • Dharmendra Prasad Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Bettiah
Keywords: Heatstroke, CNS, Brain CT

Abstract

Background: To describe the neurological manifestations and neuroimaging of heatstroke patients.Subjects and Methods: We extracted data  retrospectively  from  patients’  files  and  described their neurological manifestations and radiological features. An experienced brain-imaging  radiologist  reviewed  and  analyzed  patients’  radiographs  to  report  on  signs  of  abnormality.Results: This group included fifteen patients; eight males (53%) and seven females (47%), with an average age of (51.2 ± 10.1) years. Seven patients underwent brain imaging (CT scan), yet abnormal findings were detected in one patient images only. On the initial CT it showed bilateral thalamic and brainstem diffuse hypo-densities. The follow-up CT scans showed acute hemorrhage in the pons and 4th ventricle. There was third intra-ventricular extension of blood, with mild hydrocephalus.Conclusion: The study presented non-specific neurological findings that were associated with heatstroke patients. These findings may affect management and potential complications prognosis.

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Published
2019-12-04