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53 Possible Causes for Poikilothermia

  • Compartment Syndrome

    Poikilothermia, paralysis, pallor, and pulselessness late findings indicative of complete ischemia and poor prognosis. 4 Evaluation: Assess ABCs and obtain VS.[] Poikilothermia Difference in the injured area’s warmth compared to the contralateral location.[] Historically, the mnemonic memory device for compartment syndrome is the "5 Ps" (pain, paresthesia [change in sensation], pallor [pale coloration], paralysis, and poikilothermia[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Understanding of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has progressed substantially since the seminal 1916 report by Guillain et al. Although Guillain, Barré, and Strohl summarised the syndrome based on observations of two French infantrymen, 2012 saw the beginning of an ambitious collaborative study designed to collect[…][]

  • Quadriplegia

    The excerpt below from Apparelyzed explains what is know as poikilothermia, or variable body temperature.[] Poikilothermic And Poikilothermia Temperature Regulation Overview A normal, healthy human is able to maintain a constant body temperature of approximately 98.6F despite the[] Therefore, if a high paraplegic or quadriplegic is in an outside temperature over 90 F, especially when the humidity is high, the body temperature will begin to rise (Poikilothermia[]

  • Heat Stroke

      To present a functional return-to-play (RTP) progression after exertional heat stroke (EHS) in a 17-year-old high school football defensive end (height 185 cm, mass 145.5 kg).   The patient had no pertinent medical history but moved to a warm climate several days before the EHS occurred. After completing an[…][]

  • Familial Dysautonomia

    Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of the peripheral nervous system, affecting exclusively Jewish children of Ashkenazi extraction. The typical clinical features consist of somatic abnormalities: failure to thrive, characteristic facies, excessive sweating, labile blood pressure, recurrent[…][]

  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans

    […] migratory distended veins with redness and tenderness darkened or discolored skin gangrene cool extremities limb ischemia pain, paresthesia, pallor, mottling, pulselessness, and poikilothermia[] Features of acute limb ischemia (eg, pain, paresthesia, palor, mottling, poikilothermia, paresis, and pulselessness) are common signs and symptoms encountered in the emergency[]

  • Cervical Spine Fracture

    […] examination may find one or more of the following: spinal or neurogenic shock, hypotension with paradoxical bradycardia, fecal incontinence, urinary retention, ileus, priapism, poikilothermia[] […] paralysis of voluntary muscles, areflexia, loss of sympathetic tone ( hypotension and bradycardia in high thoracic or cervical injuries, increased vascular capacitance ), poikilothermia[]

  • Femoral Artery Occlusion

    […] on clinical presentation Differential Arterial aneurysm distinguishing factors normal ankle-brachial index aneurysm seen on imaging Embolism (pain, pallor, paresthesias, poikilothermia[]

  • Pulmonary Tumor Embolism

    […] ischemia is typically categorized as thrombotic, embolic or traumatic [ 12 ], and characteristically described by the six Ps: pain, pallor, pulselessness, paresthesias, poikilothermia[]

  • Abdominal Aortic Thrombosis

    Typically, patients with AATO have findings of acute limb ischemia, known as the “6 Ps” including pain, pallor, paresthesia, paralysis, poikilothermia, and pulselessness.[]

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