Since a febrile response
is highly conserved in nature (even so-called cold blooded animals move to warmer places when they become ill) it would seem important that we immunologists devote more attention to this interesting response," she explained.
A new hypothesis has been espoused about the initial rapid febrile response to an endotoxin involving the vagus nerve.
Support for the antipyretic properties of AVP has been documented by an enhanced febrile response following AVP blockade.
The febrile response in critical care: State of the science.
Watts, Robertson, Thomas, and Panel (2001) recommend that fever management interventions support the body's physiological febrile responses and that other interventions be carefully considered prior to implementation.
Drug resistance could not account for this finding: 46% of patients infected with a fully susceptible Beijing strain compared with 19% of patients infected with susceptible non-Beijing strains had a febrile response
Some will have serious infections but no febrile response
A febrile response
in humans is associated with an increase in metabolism and production of infection fighting cells, antibodies, and other chemicals.
The febrile response
to mild infections in elderly hospital patients.
That the febrile response
is a common result that can be activated by several different physiological mechanisms serves only to highlight the difficulty of determining when it should be recognized as an indicator of infection.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype strains associated with febrile response