Maternal screening of childhood fever by palpation.

  title={Maternal screening of childhood fever by palpation.},
  author={J W Graneto and D F Soglin},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  volume={12 3},
Fever is a common chief complaint for the pediatric emergency patient. It has been reported that a mother's tactile examination of a child, as historical information, offers little useful information. The study objective is to determine whether mothers can accurately detect the presence or absence of a fever without using a thermometer. The study is a prospective comparison of historical information with measured temperature, performed over a two-month period. The settings are in two inner-city… CONTINUE READING

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