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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 …
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Azienda Ospedaliera Padova.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.