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Immediate allergy

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Immediate allergy

a type i allergic reaction; so called because in a sensitised subject the reaction becomes evident usually within minutes after contact with the allergen (antigen), reaches its peak within an hour or so, then rapidly recedes.

See: immediate reaction, anaphylaxis.

Compare: delayed allergy.