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Related to pyrotherapy: therapeutic fever


Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever
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The most striking experimental studies done on humans in this context were carried out at the torn of the last century by Julius Wagner-Jauregg, who received the Nobel Prize in 1927 for his work on "pyrotherapy" (fever therapy).
Malaria to treat syphilis The use of malaria to treat other illnesses such as syphilis, by provoking severe fevers that raise the temperature in the brain and kill bacteria, is called pyrotherapy.