Characteristics of hyperthermia and its complications in patients with Prader Willi syndrome

Erdal Ince, Ergin Çiftçi, Mustafa Tekin, Tanil Kendirli, Ercan Tutar, Nazan Dalgiç, Selim Öncel, Ülker Dogru

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Background: Thermoregulation problems, resulting in hypo- or hyperthermia, have been infrequently reported in children with Prader Willi syndrome (PWS), yet their clinical details remained unknown. Methods: The clinical characteristics of three infants with PWS are reported. Results: Etiologies of high fever could not be identified in three children with PWS. One of these children was also admitted to the intensive care unit with extremely high body temperature in a life-threatening condition, similar to septic shock, without a plausible explanation. Conclusion: Hyperthermia may be a part of the clinical spectrum in young infants with PWS and should be carefully monitored, since it may cause life-threatening complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics International
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Fever
  • Hyperthermia
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Septic shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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