RAMTIN THOMAS RAMSEY (057ram at chiron.wits.ac.za) wrote:
: 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.
Could you substantiate that human fever and primate fever are the
same thing? Otherwise the fever is not "reappearing".
Xuhua Xia |
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