fever therapy

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fever therapy

n
(Medicine) a former method of treating disease by raising the body temperature. Compare cryotherapy
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The use of malaria to treat other illnesses such as syphilis, by provoking severe fevers that raise the temperature in the brain and kill bacteria, is called pyrotherapy.
Some of psychiatric disorders, which are disabling and potentially lethal, were often treated using invasive methods, such as malaria pyrotherapy, hypoglycemic coma, electroconvulsive therapy and neurosurgery [1].
Bougaran, "Ablation of superficial bladder tumors with focused extracorporeal pyrotherapy," Urology, vol.