A comparison of core and skin temperature among normal and febrile children with cerebral malaria, uncomplicated malaria, and measles
1995 (English)In: Pathophysiology, ISSN 0928-4680, Vol. 2, no 1, 55-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Forty-four children were studied to compare the pathogenesis of fever in cerebral malaria, uncomplicated malaria and measles at the Eldoret District Hospital (EDH). A control group of normal children was used. The three patient groups were studied for three consecutive days measuring skin and core temperature three-times a day using the Liquid Crystal Device (LCD) thermometer. A statistical analysis of the results within and between the groups was carried out for core and skin temperature over the study period. No statistical differences were found between the groups for either the skin or the core temperature, but a significant statistical difference was demonstrated between the core and the skin temperature for all of the groups for each of the three days. No statistical difference was found when the differences between the core and skin temperature were compared between cerebral malaria and uncomplicated malaria. The possible roles of fever in morbidity and mortality are discussed, with special reference to cerebral malaria.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 2, no 1, 55-59 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81407DOI: 10.1016/0928-4680(94)00034-KOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81407DiVA: diva2:552262