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What are the causes of hypothermia ?

Hypothermia can be caused by
  • Myxoedema coma.
  • Prolonged exposure to cold (in street beggars, accidental or in mountaineering).
  • Peripheral circulatory failure due to any cause.
  • Enteric fever if associated with haemorrhage or perforation : commonly occurs in the 3rd week
  • Panhypopituitarism, adrenal insufficiency.
  • Myxedema coma
  • Phenobarbitone poisoning
  • Exposure to cold ,frost bite
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Artificial hypothermia induced in open heart surgery.