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Type III Hypersensitivity
Immune Complex Initiated Hypersensitivity, Immune Complex Hypersensitivity, Immune Complex Reaction

Type III according to the Gell And Coombs Classification . This type of reaction occurs when large numbers of anibody-antigen complexes accumulate. This may cause widespread inflammation that damages tissue. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an example of a Type III reaction.

 

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