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.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
A low-grade fever is an optional symptom in the Holmes criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis.
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]
- "Fever: MedlinePlus". Retrieved October 31, 2018.
- "Fever | NHS". hereforyouhampshire.nhs.uk. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
- "Holmes Definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, U.S. CDC 1988". www.cfids-me.org. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
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neuroendocrine relating to hormones that influence the nervous system
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