The main purpose of this study was to compare rectal and axillary temperature measurements in African children.
Altogether 573 sick children were seen in an outpatient setting in rural West Africa.
Rectal and axillary temperatures were measured and the parent or guardian was asked if they thought that the child had a raised body temperature.
Normal ranges were defined from an age matched population of 203 healthy children.
A raised axillary temperature predicted a raised rectal temperature with a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 88%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Température corporelle, Rectum, Creux axillaire, Méthode mesure, Exploration, Etude comparative, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Body temperature, Rectum, Axilla, Measurement method, Exploration, Comparative study, Child, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.