Temperatura del termómetro

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Temperatura del termómetro

La fiebre es una parte importante de las defensas del cuerpo contra la infección. La mayoría de las bacterias y virus que causan infecciones en humanos prosperan mejor a 98,6 grados F (37 grados C) y la elevación de la temperatura corporal en unos cuantos grados puede ayudar al cuerpo a combatir la infección. Además, la fiebre activa el sistema inmunológico del cuerpo para producir más glóbulos blancos, anticuerpos y otros agentes para combatir la infección.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/29/2010
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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