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Axillary temperature differences in hemiplegia.
  1. G. Mulley

    Abstract

    Axillary temperatures were compared in 30 hemiplegic patients. The temperature in the unaffected axilla was greater than or equal to 0.2 degrees C higher in 25 patients, and was greater than or equal to 0.5 degrees C higher in 14 patients. In 4 patients, there was an axillary temperature difference of greater than or equal to 1 degrees C. Axillary temperature readings should always be taken from the normal arm in hemiplegic patients.

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