Journal Article

Comparison of Axillary, Rectal and Tympanic Temperature Measurements in Children Admitted with Malaria

C. O. Musumba, K. L. Griffiths, A. Ross and C. R. J. C. Newton

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 51, issue 4, pages 242-244
Published in print August 2005 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmh106
Comparison of Axillary, Rectal and Tympanic Temperature Measurements in Children Admitted with Malaria

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We compared axillary, rectal and tympanic temperatures in children admitted with severe malaria. The axillary temperatures were 0.74°C (95% limits of agreement −0.85 to 2.33°C) less than rectal temperatures and tympanic temperatures 0.42°C (95% limits of agreement −0.16 to 2.44°C) less than rectal temperatures. The difference was greater on admission than 24 hours later. These differences may be important in defining criteria for clinical syndromes.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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