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The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in ocular syphilis.

@article{Fathilah2003TheJR,
  title={The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in ocular syphilis.},
  author={J Fathilah and May May Choo},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          437-9
        }
}
A patient with ocular syphilis is presented. She experienced deterioration in vision following the commencement of treatment due to a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. This is a transient febrile illness that can occur in patients after the first adequate dose of an anti-microbial drug to treat infectious diseases such as syphilis, Lyme disease and relapsing fever. However, a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction occurring in a patient receiving treatment for ocular syphilis can be serious, resulting in the… Expand

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