Clinical pathology of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.

  title={Clinical pathology of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.},
  author={Anthony D.M. Bryceson},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={133 6},
The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is a complication that can follow treatment of several infectious diseases. Its most severe form is in louse-borne relapsing fever; in this syndrome the reaction can cause death. Information from studies in Ethiopia during the past eight years is presented, and clinical, physiological, pathological, and immunological features of the reaction are described. Possible causative mechanisms of the reaction are discussed, especially in relation to the role of endotoxin… CONTINUE READING


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