High Ambient Temperatures as a Cause of Neonatal Fever? Investigating the Association Between Environmental Temperature and Newborn Body Temperature

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Identifier 015_EAC2017_High_Ambient_Temperatures_Neonatal_Fever_INDART.pdf
Title High Ambient Temperatures as a Cause of Neonatal Fever? Investigating the Association Between Environmental Temperature and Newborn Body Temperature
Creator M. Caitlin Indart; Kajsa Vlasic; Caitlin Stiglmeier, MD; Reena Patel, MD; Meghna Patel; Pranav Brahmbhatt; Christopher Maloney, MD, PhD; Bernhard Fassl, MD
Subject Neonates; Environmental Health; Global Health; India
Description Fever in an infant, especially in the neonatal period, is a highly concerning finding that could indicate a life-threatening illness. Determining the cause of a fever is crucial to giving appropriate and effective treatment, whether that be antibiotics, antivirals, rehydration therapy, monitoring etc. In adequately identified low risk infants, fever is less commonly related to infection. Other causes that have been linked to fever in an infant are: environmental temperatures, dehydration, mode of delivery, adequate breastfeeding, and high birth weight. In rural Gujarat, infants with asymptomatic fever are very common. Additionally, during the hottest months of the year in this region, ambient temperatures can reach as high as 48°C. The goal of our study was to determine the effect, if any, of these very high ambient temperatures on infant body. temperature.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s664426s
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2019-03-04
ID 1399552
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s664426s
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