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Hypothermia occurs when the core body temperature drops to below 35°C (95°F). The term primary hypothermia is used when the ability of an otherwise healthy person to maintain their core body temperature is overwhelmed by excessive cold temperatures, particularly when energy stores within the body have been depleted. Secondary hypothermia is when hypothermia is associated with acute events or illness, such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or burns. Secondary hypothermia can occur even where the environment is warm.