serum sickness

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serum sickness

n.
A hypersensitive reaction to the administration of a foreign serum, characterized by fever, swelling, skin rash, and enlargement of the lymph nodes.

serum sickness

n
(Pathology) an allergic reaction, such as vomiting, skin rash, etc, that sometimes follows 2-3 weeks after an injection of a foreign serum
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Noun1.serum sickness - a delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum
allergic reaction, allergy - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
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Finally, results showing extra cell or serum reactions (including any reaction grade) were regarded as discrepant results.
Black widow-specific antivenin appears to shorten duration of symptoms and reduce hospitalization more than symptomatic treatment, but can cause allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis and death from acute and delayed serum reactions (SOR: C, case series).
We report 2 cases of HLA-B27-associated Meniere disease, and we describe their clinical and immunocytologic features as determined by the patients' serum reactions with mouse inner ears.

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