Hypothermia can affect any age group, but elderly patients are particularly at risk because of
social isolation and multiple co-morbidities. Managing severe hypothermia can be challenging
as there is usually very little history available for the patient. In this article, Drs Lohith
Bachegowda, Jeremy Williams and Abhaya Gupta discuss the pathophysiology, clinical
features and management of this condition in the accident and emergency setting.