Fever's glass ceiling.


The importance of an upper limit of the febrile response has been recognized since the time of Hippocrates. Although the precise temperature defining this limit varies according to the site at which body temperature is measured, human core temperature is almost never permitted to rise above 41 degrees C-42 degrees C during fever. There are compelling… (More)


5 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Mackowiak1996FeversGC, title={Fever's glass ceiling.}, author={Piotr Mackowiak and Jack A. Boulant}, journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America}, year={1996}, volume={22 3}, pages={525-36} }