Journal of Pediatric Neurology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716548
Case Report

Nonfreezing Cold Injury in a Pediatric Hiker

1  Department of Neurosciences, Summit Medical Group, Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
Anthony K. Savino
2  Department of Sports Neurology, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Funding None.


Nonfreezing cold injury has been primarily described in military populations as a result of prolonged exposure to wet environments and cold, but not freezing, temperatures. This type of injury occurs less commonly in the civilian population and in children, but poses a risk for short-term debilitating extremity pain, tissue damage, and infection and for long-term chronic neuropathic pain and temperature intolerance. We describe a case of nonfreezing cold injury in a pediatric hiker.

Publication History

Received: 27 July 2020

Accepted: 07 August 2020

Publication Date:
09 September 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Stuttgart · New York