Arthus reaction


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Arthus reaction

[′är·thəs rē′ak·shən]
(immunology)
An allergic reaction of the immediate hypersensitive type that results from the union of antigen and antibody, with complement present, in blood vessel walls.
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Local reactions included limb pain, limb swelling, cellulitis, lymphadenitis, and Arthus reaction.
2) As the likelihood of an episode of ENL increases after the initiation of treatment (3) and many of the histological features of ENL resemble an experimentally induced Arthus reaction in animals, (4) it has been suggested that release of M.
63,64) It is plausible that Arthus reactions are not "meaningless"--and that the type of sensitivity is what renders the fungus pathogenic, rather than the implied converse.