Does ongoing fever affect immunity? (e.g. more susceptible to infection)?

Does ongoing fever affect immunity? (e.g. more susceptible to infection)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I wouldn't believe so. A fever is a naturally occurring event with any infection or some types of body trauma, so you have to have some type of infection for a fever to be occurring. It's also a sign that your body is fighting the infection. Doctors get more concerned when there is a lack of fever in a patient that should have one as this shows a poor immune response. Long-term, an extremely high fever can cause potential internal damage to organs, but a fever in and of itself is an immune response to the presence of a foreign body.

    Source(s): EMT
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