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  • hyperpyrexia is the high fever and collapse due to failure of the heat regulation. If the rectal temperature is over 42 degrees C(108 degreesF), irreversible brain damage can occur
  • heat stroke often occurs in children who have been outside on a really hot day at home without adequate protective clothing or when on holiday abroad
  • heat stroke occurs more commonly in children with cystic fibrosis than other children

Last reviewed 01/2018