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Serum sickness

serum sickness

A hypersensitivity response (type III) to the injection of large amounts of antigen, as might happen when large amounts of antiserum are given in a passive immunisation. The effects are caused by the presence of soluble immune complexes in the tissues.


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... involved is caused by responses trigerred by immune complexes. Example: serum sickness, Arthus reaction. Allergies mediated by IgE is known as type I, which IgE will induce ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:32 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergies
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