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What effect does increased body temperature have when we are sick? Why do we get a fever?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Cytokines

Fever is beneficial to the body in fighting infections.
Cells involved in inflammation produce mediators that reset the thermostat in the hypothalamus to a higher level.

In brief: Cytokines

Fever is beneficial to the body in fighting infections.
Cells involved in inflammation produce mediators that reset the thermostat in the hypothalamus to a higher level.
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