Heat stroke is rare and usually occurs in warm conditions. It is often fatal. This paper reports six runners from two road-running events who developed heat stroke despite cool conditions and who improved quickly with immediate treatment.
- Exertional heat stroke
- pre hospital care
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Competing interests BR owns and manages a company which provided medical cover for the two events mentioned, and his company provided the on-site treatment of the casualties.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.