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# How high can internal temperature of the human body temperature go?

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The highest recorded body temperature is 115 °F/ 46 °C .

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In 1980, 52-year-old Willie Jones was admitted to the hospital with a heatstroke and a temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit and was discharged from the hospital 24 days later. He is the record holder for the highest body temperature. There is no explanation for his survival.

Body temperature will rise to 35 °C/ 95 °F because of humidity. Because of humidity, it is difficult to dispel sweat from the surface of the skin and to effective release the temperature in the environment. Temperature from 40 to 42 °C/ 104 to 107.6 °F leads to a heat stroke. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea or vomiting. If the body temperature does not go down, the person is unconscious, and and this stage can lead to death.

High body temperature is dangerous when it reaches 41 °C/ 105.8 °F because it begins a process of irreversible protein denaturation. Then we talk about hyperthermia.

Hyperthermia is classified as high temperature that is not a fever. It can occure because of heatstroke , neuroleptic malignant syndrome, malignant hyperthermia or stimulants such as substituted amphetamines and cocaine and serotonin syndrome.

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