Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

noun
Ja·​risch-Herx·​hei·​mer reaction | \ ˈyä-rish-ˈherks-ˌhī-mər- How to pronounce Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (audio) \

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

Comments on Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

What made you want to look up Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!