Primate Fever and Evolution
RAMTIN THOMAS RAMSEY
057ram at chiron.wits.ac.za
Sat Mar 11 07:41:35 EST 1995
Non-human Primates have been shown to lack a fever response, but possess an
acute phase response (i.e. immunological response) to Gram-negative
infections. However, as humans and vertebrates down the evolutionary scale
present themselves with fever during endotoxaemia, and since fever is
considered a beneficial host response to infection,
Question: Why then is there a break in the evolution of fever in
vertebrates, with fever reappearing in humans.
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