Jarisch Herxheimer Reaction in an adolescent A case report

Published on:February 2021
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021; 14(3):xx-xx
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.12.1.x

Jarisch Herxheimer Reaction in an adolescent A case report

Authors and affiliation (s):

Sonal Jain, Liza Mohapatra, Payal Mundada, Preeti Raj MD, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy


The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is defined as a transient immunological reaction, classically seen in patients during antimicrobial treatment of syphilis. Clinically, it manifests within 24 h with short-term constitutional symptoms (fever, chills, headache, myalgia) and exacerbation of existing cutaneous lesions. Herein, we present a case of Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in an adolescent.

Key words: Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, Syphilis, Adolescent, Immunological reaction, Antimicrobial treatment.


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