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Herx·hei·mer re·ac·tion

(herks'hī-mĕr),
an inflammatory reaction in syphilitic tissues (skin, mucous membrane, nervous system, or viscera) induced in certain cases by specific treatment with arsphenamine (Salvarsan), mercury, or antibiotics; believed to be due to a rapid release of treponemal antigen with an associated allergic reaction in the patient.
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Herx·hei·mer re·ac·tion

(herks'hīm-er rē-ak'shŭn)
A systemic inflammatory reaction affecting the skin, mucous membranes, nervous system, or viscera occurring after antimicrobial treatment of treponemal disease (e.g., syphilis, Lyme disease); believed to be due to a rapid release of treponemal antigen with an associated allergic reaction in the patient.
Synonym(s): Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
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Herxheimer reaction

See JARISCH-HERXHEIMER REACTION.
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Herxheimer,

Karl, German dermatologist, 1861-1944.
Herxheimer reaction - an inflammatory reaction in syphilitic tissues induced by specific treatment with Salvarsan, mercury, or antibiotics. Synonym(s): Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
Herxheimer spiral
Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction - Synonym(s): Herxheimer reaction
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Herx·hei·mer re·ac·tion

(herks'hīm-er rē-ak'shŭn)
Inflammatory reaction in patients with syphilis induced in some cases by treatment with some drugs.
Synonym(s): Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
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