|Normal vital signs
A 22-year-old man presented
to an emergency department with a one-day history of fever, myalgia,
chills, headache, and malaise; he did not have dyspnea or cough.
The patient had been in excellent health. His temperature was
39.4°C, his pulse rate was 118 beats per minute, his blood
pressure was 127/84 mm Hg, and his respiratory rate was 24 breaths
per minute. His blood O2 level was 91%, determined
by pulse oximetry.
Was his temperature normal?