Accidental hypothermia treated by hemodialysis in the acute phase: Three case reports and a review of the literature

Tetsushi Murakami, Tadashi Yoshida, Arata Kurokochi, Kimiharu Takamatsu, Yu Teranishi, Keisuke Shigeta, Satoshi Tamaki, Shinya Morita, Ryuichi Mizuno, Mototsugu Oya

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Accidental hypothermia is defined as a core body temperature <35°C. Even with the use of multiple active rewarming methods, it has a high mortality rate. No standard treatment strategy for moderate or severe hypothermia in the absence of cardiac arrest has yet been established. We herein report three patients with severe or moderate accidental hypothermia who were treated by hemodialysis in the acute phase. This case report with a literature review describes the usefulness of hemodialysis for the treatment of moderate and severe accidental hypothermia without cardiac arrest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2743-2748
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypothermia
  • Rewarming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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