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Too cold for comfort: a neonate with severe hypothermia
  1. N Sargant1,
  2. E S Sen2,
  3. B Marden3
  1. 1Children's Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicholas Sargant, Paediatric ED, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Paul O'Gorman Building, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK; nicholas.sargant{at}


Severe neonatal hypothermia is an infrequent presentation to the Emergency Department. This case report describes the successful resuscitation and rapid rewarming of a newborn baby who presented to the Emergency Department with a core temperature of 14.8°C. This is the lowest temperature documented in the literature to date from which an infant has been successfully resuscitated.

  • Hypothermia
  • neonate
  • infant
  • resuscitation
  • rewarming
  • paediatric emergency med
  • paediatric resuscitation
  • paediatrics
  • paediatric emergency medicine
  • paediatric injury

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