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Herxheimer's reaction

[ hûrkshī′mərz, hĕrks- ]
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n.
An inflammatory reaction in tissues infected by spirochetes, as in syphilis or Lyme's disease, induced in certain cases by treatment with salvarsan, mercury, or antibiotics. Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
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