Role of Fever in Disease

  title={Role of Fever in Disease},
  author={Matthew Jay Kluger and Wiesław Kozak and Carole A. Conn and Lisa R Leon and Dariusz Soszyński},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
ABSTRACT: Infection, trauma, and injury result in a stereotypical response that includes loss of food appetite, increased sleepiness, muscle aches, and fever. For thousands of years fever was considered a protective response, and fevers were induced by physicians to combat certain infections. But with the advent of antipyretic drugs, physicians started to reduce fevers, and fever therapy was virtually abandoned. As a result of (1) studies on the evolution of fever, (2) further understanding of… 
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