Bacteria-Induced Fever Therapy
-William Coley and Coley's Toxins
The most striking experimental studies done on humans in this context were carried out at the torn of the last century by Julius Wagner-Jauregg, who received the Nobel Prize in 1927 for his work on "pyrotherapy" (fever therapy
Instead of advocating fever therapy
(fever induced by artificial means), the scientists claimed that the future of autism treatment lies in drugs that selectively target certain types of noradrenergic brain receptors or, more likely, in epigenetic therapies targeting genes of the LC-NA system.
This system has been undergoing clinical trials in cerebrovascular aneurysm surgery, fever therapy
, and acute ischemic stroke.
As far as the use of tepid baths, remember the goal of "fever therapy
" -- to make the child comfortable.