Perspective on fever: The basic science and conventional medicine

Joseph G. Cannon

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Abstract

This review describes how fever is generated as a regulated increase in body temperature. It results from an upward shift in the thermoregulatory set point, mediated by pyrogenic cytokines released from monocytes/macrophages in response to infection or trauma. Evidence will be presented that fever is part of an integrated host defense system, and that failure to generate a fever in response to infection is generally associated with a poorer prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S54-S60
JournalComplementary Therapies in Medicine
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

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Fever
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Infection
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Macrophages
Cytokines
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Cytokines
  • Fever
  • Thermoregulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Perspective on fever : The basic science and conventional medicine. / Cannon, Joseph G.

In: Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol. 21, No. SUPPL.1, 01.04.2013, p. S54-S60.

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Cannon, Joseph G. / Perspective on fever : The basic science and conventional medicine. In: Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. SUPPL.1. pp. S54-S60.
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