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Temperatura corporal normal - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Temperatura normal del cuerpo; Temperatura normal


La temperatura normal del cuerpo varía según la persona, la edad, la actividad y el momento del día. La temperatura corporal normal promedio que generalmente se acepta es de 37º C (98,6° F). Sin embargo, algunos estudios sugieren que hay un rango más amplio de temperaturas corporales "normales".

Una temperatura por encima de 38° C (100.4°F) generalmente significa que usted tiene una infección o una enfermedad.

La temperatura corporal normalmente cambia a lo largo del día.

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  • Reviewed last on: 2/17/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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Power KR. Fever without a focus. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th Ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 175.

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