Medical Definition of Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction
: an increase in the symptoms of a spirochetal disease (as syphilis, Lyme disease, or relapsing fever) occurring in some persons when treatment with spirocheticidal drugs is started—called also Herxheimer reaction
Biographical Note for jarisch–herxheimer reaction
Adolf (1850–1902), Austrian dermatologist. Jarisch published his description of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in 1895, seven years before Herxheimer published his own description.
Karl (1861–1944), German dermatologist. Herxheimer published his description of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in 1902. In that same year he also described acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.
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