Table 2

Definitions of significant temperature

StudyDefinitions
Erlewyn-Lajeunesse et al14Difference of 1°C at 1 h clinically significant
Nabulsi et al13Normal temperature 36.5–37.9°C
Sarrell et al11Afebrile if <37.8°C
Hay et al10Time without fever <37.2°C
Kramer et al12Fever if >38°C
Paul et al1538°C standard temperature threshold used by schools and day-care for exclusion