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reaction herxheimer

Herxheimer Reaction

Herxheimer Reaction

     We have noticed that initially patients may worsen. This is caused by a Herxheimer reaction. This is due to an increase in circulating bacterial particles and toxins, which promote an antigenic reaction that produces an intense inflammatory response. This can provoke flu like symptoms, increased arthralgias, myalgias, depression, fatigue, poor memory and concentration with increased reactive .

 

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     *The information in this website is not intended to replace a rheumatology textbook nor be a complete update of the rheumatology scientific literature.  It should not be misconstrued as personal medical advice.  Rather, it portrays Dr. Al Robert Franco's interests in the field of rheumatology, namely, the interrelationship between infections and rheumatic diseases and how this applies to the treatment of arthritis.