Recognizing the roles of fever in host survival and in medical intervention in infectious diseases

Norbert J. Roberts, Juan C. Sarria

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Abstract

Fever has roles both in host defense against infectious challenges and in guidance of medical intervention. These roles remain insufficiently acknowledged and considered by both health care providers and patients and their families. This review cites reports in support of both roles and provides recommendations regarding the clinician's approach to fever, as well as points relevant for education of patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Antipyretics
  • Fever
  • Fever phobia
  • Host defense
  • Medical intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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