Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction Among Patients with Leptospirosis: Incidence and Risk Factors.

@article{Guerrier2017JarischHerxheimerRA,
  title={Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction Among Patients with Leptospirosis: Incidence and Risk Factors.},
  author={Gilles Guerrier and Patrick Lef{\`e}vre and Chantal Chouvin and E. D'ortenzio},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2017},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={
          791-794
        }
}
AbstractA Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) may be precipitated after initiation of chemotherapy in spirochetal diseases, including leptospirosis. However, a clear idea of the importance of JHR in this disease is lacking. The incidence of and risk factors for JHR were investigated retrospectively among 262 patients with confirmed leptospirosis who received amoxicillin treatment in New Caledonia and Futuna. The overall rate of JHR was 21% (12% in New Caledonia and 44% in Futuna). Two risk… CONTINUE READING
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