Jarisch-herxheimer reaction case report

Harvey W. Meislin, Joseph C. Bremer

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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
JournalJournal of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1976


  • Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
  • complications of treatment
  • syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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