Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-82

Fever: A friend or a foe

1 Medicine Department, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
2 Medicine Department, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria

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A S Omololu
Medicine Department, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta
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DOI: 10.4103/jomt.jomt_4_18

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The concept of fever is an interesting subject that has intrigued clinicians for centuries. As pain is an important stimuli to withdraw from a noxious stimuli that may be potentially harmful, so is fever an important sign of a possible microbial invasion. Back and forth, there has been arguments and debates about whether fever is deleterious, a foe, or actually beneficial. There has also been question about whether or not to treat it, and when to treat it. This review article tries to paint a broad picture of both sides of this coin.

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