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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008


Cutaneous Infrared Thermometry for Detecting Febrile Patients

Pierre Hausfater*†Comments to Author , Yan Zhao†‡, Stéphanie Defrenne*†, Pascale Bonnet*†, and Bruno Riou*†
Author affiliations: *UPMC Univ Paris 06, Paris, France; †Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris; ‡Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China;

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Table 2

Variables correlated with magnitude of the difference between cutaneous and tympanic temperature measurements*

VariablesCoefficient of regression 
(95% confidence interval)
Tympanic temperature, °C0.27 (0.17 to 0.37)
Age, y−0.012 (–0.015 to –0.009)
Outdoor temperature, °C0.04 (0.03 to 0.05)

*p<0.001 for all comparisons.

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