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Crit Care. 2012 Dec 12;16(2):119. doi: 10.1186/cc11237.

Good and bad fever.

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  • 1Unit of Cytokines & Inflammation, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue Dr Roux, F-75015 Paris, France. jean-marc.cavaillon@pasteur.fr

Abstract

Fever is considered a key actor of innate immunity aimed to fight infection. A new investigation reports an association of the use of antipyretic drugs with poorer outcome among patients with sepsis. In contrast, high temperature in non-infectious intensive care patients is associated with higher mortality.

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PMC3681366
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10.1186/cc11237
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