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 .The purity and standardization of antigens used for the Widal test is a major problem and often results in poor specificity and poor reproducibility of test results.