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July 24, 1967

Scleroderma With Fatal Heat Stroke

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Davis is now with the Gerontology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore City Hospitals.

JAMA. 1967;201(4):270-271. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130040066023

Chronically impaired heat regulation may occur in diffuse scleroderma and may predispose to the development of heat stroke. Fatal heat stroke occurred in a patient with extensive sclerodermatous skin replacement. Patients with diffuse scleroderma should be advised to avoid high ambient temperatures.