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J Pediatr. 1994 Jul;125(1):83-5.

Comparison of aural infrared with traditional rectal temperatures in children from birth to age three years.

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Aurora Pediatric Associates, Colorado.

Abstract

Glass-mercury rectal temperatures were compared with aural temperatures ("rectal equivalent" mode) in 234 children from birth to age 36 months. Sixty-two percent of measurements were divergent by at least 0.3 degrees C, 35% by greater than 0.6 degrees C. The aural infrared thermometer cannot be recommended for these ages; measurements were unacceptably inaccurate.

PMID:
8021794
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(94)70129-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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