serum sickness

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Synonyms for serum sickness

a delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum

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The rise was more in the groups G III (double dose) and G IV (in which BSA induced serum sickness was produced).
Serum sickness in a dog associated with antivenin therapy for snake bite caused by Crotalus adamanteus.
When used, it should be remembered that cefaclor can produce a serum sickness type reaction (Behrman & Kliegman, 1994).
Serum sickness was suspected on day 10 postgraft (body temperature of 39 [degrees]C, chills, and urticaria) and was confirmed on day 11 by a reduction in complement factors, with low C3 (150 mg/L; reference range, 800-1700 mg/L), low C4 (<100 mg/L; reference range, 90-340 mg/L), and undetectable hemolytic complement (CH50; reference range, 80-120%).
Serum therapy had to be conducted in such a way as to prevent the possibility of sensitization, which would produce serum sickness.
snake antivenins poses a life-threatening risk, both remain far from ideal -- triggering a generalized and sometimes severe immunological reaction called serum sickness in about 75 percent of recipients.
These side effects include serum sickness (flu like symptoms), protein sickness (brief lower back pain) and an allergic reaction which, rarely, can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.
True serum sickness was originally distinguished in 1905 as a self-limited illness that occurred in several patients after administration of equine diphtheria antitoxin.