fever therapy


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py·ro·ther·a·py

(pī'rō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever

fever therapy.

fever therapy

Controlled hyperthermia Oncology Induced hyperthermia, which enhances immune function, related to the release of a wide variety of pyrogenic–and nonpyrogenic—cytokines; FT may be used to enhance tumor cell lysis, and is most successful when combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cf BCG therapy, Fever.

fever therapy

Therapy involving artificially produced fever. This is accomplished by exposure to high environmental temperature or by the injection of foreign proteins.
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Another basis for fever therapy is the weight of evidence showing an inverse relationship between the number of febrile illnesses in a person's life and subsequent risk for cancer.
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The now rejected but then innovative work of the 1920s and 1930s of fever therapy, shock therapy, and lobotomy would restore to prominence the biological approach.