Temperatura corporal normal

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 98.6° F (37º C). Algunos estudios sugieren que hay un rango más amplio de temperaturas corporales "normales".

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

La temperatura corporal normalmente cambia a lo largo del día.


Medición de la temperatura


Mackowiak PA. Temperature regulation and the pathogenesis of fever. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Churchill-Livingstone; 2009:chap 50.

Sullivan JE, Farrar HC, Section on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Committee on Drugs. Fever and antipyretic use in children. Pediatrics. 2011;127:580–587.


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