Increased corneal temperature in drug-free male schizophrenia patients

Roni Shiloh, Shirley Portuguese, Liron Bodinger, Nachum Katz, Maianit Sigler, Haggai Hermesh, Hanan Munitz, Abraham Weizman*

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Abstract

Schizophrenia patients may exhibit altered body temperature. We hypothesized that drug-free patients may have a higher corneal temperature than normal subjects. The corneal temperature of seven remitted drug-free schizophrenia outpatients and seven healthy volunteers was evaluated with a flir thermal imaging camera. A significantly higher corneal temperature was observed in the patient group (34.60±1.89 vs. 33.05±0.58°C; P=0.005) and it correlated with their BPRS score (r=0.82; P=0.024). The relevance of these preliminary findings merit further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Corneal temperature
  • Schizophrenia
  • Thermoregulation

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