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Fever results when macrophages release pro-inflammatory cytokines; this occurs when the toll-like receptors on the macrophages are engaged by microbial products.

■ What is an endogenous pyrogen? What is an exogenous pyrogen?

■ How does fever inhibit the growth of pathogens?

■ Syphilis was once treated by intentionally infecting the patient with the parasite that causes malaria, a disease characterized by repeated bouts of fever, shaking, and chills. Why would this treatment cure syphilis?

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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