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What is the reason of rigors, chills in urinary tract infections?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Endotoxin

Bacteria release a lipid mediator, endotoxin, that, among other things, resets the thermostat to a higher level.
In order to raise the body temperature, the thermostat in the brain sends signals to muscles to generate heat resulting in shivering.

In brief: Endotoxin

Bacteria release a lipid mediator, endotoxin, that, among other things, resets the thermostat to a higher level.
In order to raise the body temperature, the thermostat in the brain sends signals to muscles to generate heat resulting in shivering.
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