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A case of post-traumatic hypothalamic hypothermia is described. An unusually selective defect in thermoregulatory function was demonstrated together with a defect in thyroid function suggestive of impaired hypothalamic control.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/1983

Volume

46

Pages

72 - 74

Keywords

Body Temperature Regulation, Child, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Hypothalamus, Hypothermia, Insulin, Male, Shivering, Skin Temperature, Thyrotropin, Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone, Tomography, X-Ray Computed