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Heat Distribution over Joints:- The Normal and Abnormal Pattern

  • R. S. Salisbury
  • G. R. Parr
  • B. L. Hazleman
  • D. P. Page Thomas

Abstract

Measurement of inflammation by absolute temperature methods has proved unreliable owing to the many physiological factors which affect skin blood flow and temperature. We have identified patterns of heat which are present over normal knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders, and ankles. In the presence of inflammation these patterns are altered or lost due to the abnormal skin blood flow.

Keywords

Skin Blood Flow Heat Distribution Abnormal Pattern Thermal Pattern Heat Pattern 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Salisbury
    • 2
    • 1
  • G. R. Parr
    • 1
  • B. L. Hazleman
    • 1
  • D. P. Page Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyHope HospitalSalfordUK

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