Mean peak daily temperature of patients with and without sepsis. The white circles indicate the mean peak daily temperature in patients with sepsis. The black circles indicate the mean peak daily temperature in patients without sepsis. For the first seven days after admission, peak body temperature of patients with sepsis was significantly higher than of patients without sepsis. CI, confidential interval; ICU, intensive care unit.
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