Acute fever.

  title={Acute fever.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Avner},
  journal={Pediatrics in review},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={5-13; quiz 13}
Introduction Fever is a common, yet frightening, physiologic response that has been the source of great consternation throughout the history of medicine. Hippocrates believed that illness was caused by imbalance of the four humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) and that fever “cooked” the excess humor, thereby bringing the body back to normal… CONTINUE READING