Koch's phenomenon

noun
variants: also Koch phenomenon

Medical Definition of Koch's phenomenon

: the response of a tuberculous animal to reinfection with tubercle bacilli marked by necrotic lesions that develop rapidly and heal quickly and caused by hypersensitivity to products of the tubercle bacillus

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“Koch's phenomenon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Koch%27s%20phenomenon. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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