For whom the desert bell tolls: heat stroke or stroke- JEPT
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Heat stroke is a fatal illness with the plate-mark presentation of core body temperature greater than 40°C and impaired level of consciousness. Mortality has been reported to be as high as 50%, and the illness is often misdiagnosed in the Emergency Department (ED). The following case report depicts a patient who presented primarily with impairment of consciousness after walking 45 km in the summer heat to cross the Syria-Turkey border and later syncope. This case report aims to highlight the possibility of higher co-incidence with heat stroke and stroke...

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