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Accuracy of infrared skin thermometers in children
  1. Daniele Trevisanuto,
  2. Barbara Martellan,
  3. Stefania Zanconato,
  4. Francesco Cavallin,
  5. Vincenzo Zanardo
  1. Pediatric Department, Medical School, University of Padua, Azienda Ospedaliera Padova, Padua, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniele Trevisanuto, Pediatric Department, Medical School, University of Padua, Azienda Ospedaliera Padova, Via Giustiniani, 3, 35128 Padua, Italy; trevo{at}pediatria.unipd.it

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Paes et al1 showed that the tympanic and infrared skin (Beurer and Thermofocus) thermometers cannot reliably predict rectal temperature in general paediatric population. Only a few studies examined the accuracy of infrared skin thermometers in children and the results are conflicting.2,,4

In a prospective study, we evaluated the correlation and the agreement between two types of infrared skin thermometers (Thermofocus and Exergen) and axillary measurements (Terumo digital clinical thermometer) in patients admitted to the …

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