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Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever
fever therapyControlled 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.
Therapy involving artificially produced fever. This is accomplished by exposure to high environmental temperature or by the injection of foreign proteins.