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Skin turgor: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Hypovolemia:
is not associated with dehydration, though sensitivity and specificity not given.

In children, skin turgor has been demonstrated to have some diagnostic accuracy ("for the detection of 5% dehydration, abnormal skin turgor carried a pooled sensitivity of 58% and specificity of 76%" - PMID 17901292).

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Accuracy not specified