Koch's Phenomenon

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Koch’s Phenomenon


(Koch’s reaction), the phenomenon of the altered reactivity of an animal or human body that has been sensitized to tuberculosis bacteria, first described by R. Koch in 1891. Koch’s phenomenon indicates tubercular infection in the body.

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