Journal Article

Physiological Rationale for Suppression of Fever

Philip A. Mackowiak

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue Supplement_5, pages S185-S189
Published in print October 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317511
Physiological Rationale for Suppression of Fever

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Two critical assumptions are made when prescribing antipyretic therapy. One is that fever is, at least in part, noxious, and the other is that suppression of fever will reduce, if not eliminate, the noxious effects of fever. At present, neither assumption has been validated experimentally.

Journal Article.  3490 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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