Vehicular hyperthermia is an uncommon but preventable cause of heat stroke in young children. As children are placed out of sight in the back seat of vehicles, the incidence of deaths due to vehicular hyperthermia has increased. Young children trapped in hot vehicles may present with heat stroke. They have core body temperatures of greater than 100 degrees F and have neurologic dysfunction. Acute management primarily requires cardiovascular resuscitation for dehydration or shock and rapid cooling.
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