Thermometry in paediatric practice.

  title={Thermometry in paediatric practice.},
  author={A Sahib Mehdi El-Radhi and William Barry},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={91 4},
Body temperature is commonly measured to confirm the presence or absence of fever. However, there remains considerable controversy regarding the most appropriate thermometer and the best anatomical site for temperature measurement. Core temperature is generally defined as the temperature measured within the pulmonary artery. Other standard core temperature monitoring sites (distal oesophagus, bladder, and nasopharynx) are accurate to within 0.1-0.2 degrees C of core temperature and are useful… CONTINUE READING

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