anamnestic reaction


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Noun1.anamnestic reaction - renewed rapid production of an antibody on the second (or subsequent) encounter with the same antigen
immune reaction, immune response, immunologic response - a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen
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Poor specificity, is a consequence of pre-existing base line antibodies in endemic areas , cross reactivity with other Gram negative bacteria and non typhoidal salmonella, anamnestic reactions in unrelated infections and prior TAB or oral typhoid vaccination .