Physiology of fever.

  title={Physiology of fever.},
  author={Mark Broom},
  journal={Paediatric nursing},
  volume={19 6},
Knowing how the body reacts to the presence of pathogens allows healthcare professionals to make informed decisions about what action to take in caring for the child with fever. A raised body temperature raises the metabolic rate and makes the immune response more efficient. It also stimulates naturally occurring anti-pyretics but can also have harmful effects. Careful monitoring based on risk of serious illness is recommended in new guidelines on the management of feverish illness in young… CONTINUE READING

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