Fever

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A fever is a higher than normal body temperature, usually around 98.6F / 36.5C. Most fevers are a sign of the body trying to fight an illness or infection, for example a virus or bacterial infection. A high temperature makes it harder for bacteria or a virus to survive.[1][2]

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

A low-grade fever is an optional symptom in the Holmes criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis.[3]
Feelings of feverishness are recognized as a neuroendocrine system symptom in the Canadian Consensus Criteria.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Possible causes[edit | edit source]

Most fevers are caused by an infection.

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fever: MedlinePlus". Retrieved Oct 31, 2018. 
  2. "Fever | NHS". hereforyouhampshire.nhs.uk. Retrieved Oct 31, 2018. 
  3. "Holmes Definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, U.S. CDC 1988". www.cfids-me.org. Retrieved Oct 31, 2018. 

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