Jarisch Herxheimer Reaction in an Adolescent with Secondary Syphilis: A Case Report

Published on:August 2021
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021; 14(3):219-221
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.14.3.43


Jarisch Herxheimer Reaction in an Adolescent with Secondary Syphilis: A Case Report


Authors and affiliation (s):

Jain S1,*, Mohapatra L2, Mundada P3, Raj P3

1Department of Skin and VD, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.

2Department of Skin and VD, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA.

3Department of Pharmacy Practice, Institute of Pharmacy, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.

Abstract:

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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