Koch's phenomenonmedical dictionary

The phenomenon of infection immunity; living tubercle bacilli (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) do not cause reinfection when inoculated into tuberculous guinea pigs (i.e., the animals are "immune" to reinfection) even though the original infections continue to develop and eventually cause death of the animals, rise of temperature and increase of the local lesion, in a tuberculous subject, following an injection of tuberculin.

(05 Mar 2000)

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