nonspecific therapy

non·spe·cif·ic ther·a·py

a therapy that does not directly relate to the cause; for example, the injection of a foreign protein, typhoid vaccine, etc., to induce fever in the treatment of certain diseases, especially those of a parasyphilitic nature.
Synonym(s): phlogotherapy

nonspecific therapy

The use of injections of foreign proteins or bacterial vaccines in the treatment of infection to stimulate general immunological responses.
See: specific therapy
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Very often, it is seen that nonspecific therapy with good nutrition also "cures" the condition in this group of patients.
Plasma exchange is a nonspecific therapy, since the entire plasma is discarded.
Sildenafil does appear in the guidelines, which acknowledge that some patients "wish to try nonspecific therapy.
Nonspecific therapy did best, perhaps, because it was supportive without being overwhelming and paradoxically allowed a stronger focus on anorexia symptoms.