Jarisch-herxheimer reaction case report

Harvey W Meislin, Joseph C. Bremer

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Abstract

The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is a response to the treatment of syphilis. The most common findings are fever, malaise, headache, and exacerbation of cutaneous lesions. The reaction is thought to be due to the effects of treponema breakdown products, and it should not be confused with an allergic reaction to the antibiotic employed. Thus, further therapy must not be withheld. Treatment is symptomatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-781
Number of pages3
JournalJACEP
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Treponema
Syphilis
Headache
Hypersensitivity
Fever
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Skin

Keywords

  • complications of treatment
  • Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
  • syphilis

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Jarisch-herxheimer reaction case report. / Meislin, Harvey W; Bremer, Joseph C.

In: JACEP, Vol. 5, No. 10, 1976, p. 779-781.

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Meislin, Harvey W ; Bremer, Joseph C. / Jarisch-herxheimer reaction case report. In: JACEP. 1976 ; Vol. 5, No. 10. pp. 779-781.
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