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Table 1 Comparison of EHS and classic heat stroke characteristics

From: Expert consensus on standardized diagnosis and treatment for heat stroke

EHS Classic
Healthy people Existing predisposition factors/Taking medication
Young people Middle-aged to elderly
Physical exercise Sedentary
No sweat after sweating Little sweating
Hypotension Normal blood pressure
DIC Mild coagulopathy
Rhabdomyolysis with apparent increase in CK Slightly elevated CK
Acute renal failure Oliguria
Significantly high lactic acidosis Mild acidosis
Hypocalcemia Normal serum calcium