a generalized allergic reaction to a foreign serum or drug, characterized by fever, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes, and painful joints.
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- serum hepatitis,
- serum nephritis,
- serum prothrombin conversion accelerator,
- serum reaction,
- serum shock,
- serum therapy,
Origin of serum sickness
First recorded in 1910–15
Also called serum disease.
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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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A hypersensitive reaction to the administration of a foreign serum, marked by fever, swelling, skin rash, and lymph node enlargement.serum disease serum reaction
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