therapeutic fever


Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever
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Consequently, a more innovative approach is necessary to raise the body to a therapeutic fever range.
* therapeutic fever (described in the literature as total-body, fever-range hyperthermia) (2)
The Gorter approach includes "therapeutic fever (total body, fever range hyperthermia), localized hyperthermia administered to the tumor tissue, immune inoculation using dendritic cells to improve immune activity, and immune-enhancing approaches such as nutrient infusions and oral supplements, as used in orthomolecular medicine." The Gorter approach has had significant success in treating advanced metastasized prostate cancer.

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