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Thursday, December 13, 2018

How fever is beneficial?

How fever is beneficial?

1. Leukocytes show maximum phagocytic activity between
38-40°C
2. During fever the circulating iron level goes down. Iron is
helpful for the growth and reproduction of bacteria. So,
when circulating iron level goes down, bacterial growth is
prevented
3. Fever produces direct inhibiting effect on certain viruses
like polio and coxsackie viruses.

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