Koch's phenomenon


Koch's phenomenon
Koch's phenomenon also Koch phenomenon n the response of a tuberculous animal to reinfection with tubercle bacilli marked by necrotic lesions that develop rapidly and heal quickly and caused by hypersensitivity to products of the tubercle bacillus

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