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Serum Sickness MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Serum Sickness
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.174.600.800
C20.543.206.380.800
C20.543.520.770
C25.100.468.380.800
Unique ID
D012713
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012713
Scope Note
Immune complex disease caused by the administration of foreign serum or serum proteins and characterized by fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, and urticaria. When they are complexed to protein carriers, some drugs can also cause serum sickness when they act as haptens inducing antibody responses.
NLM Classification #
QW 608
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Serum Sickness Preferred
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