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cross reaction

A reaction between an antibody and an antigen that is similar to the specific antigen for which the antibody was created. It enables immunoglobulins to cross-link and activate B cells.
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Of the 21 positive sera, 7 reacted to one serogroup only, 6 showed cross reactions in which one serogroup predominated, and 8 reacted with two or more serogroups at the same degree.
Of the 20 positive sera, 12 showed cross reactions in which one serogroup predominated, and 8 reacted with two or more serogroups at the same degree.
Vaccination is possible but less likely these days; as the vaccine has to be specially imported, it does not stop shedding of the organism and it can cause cross reactions with the tuberculosis test.
Cross reactions between different plants also exist for example, proteins from the rubber tree plant can cross-react with many fruits, so patients that develop a latex allergy can also have problems when they consume bananas, avocados, kiwi fruit, figs, and chestnuts..
This is supported by the works of Albuquerque and colleagues (2005) and Ferreira and coworker (2008); who worked with 43gp antigen treated with sodium metaperiodate to eliminated the carbohydrate epitopes responsible for cross reactions between PCM and histoplasmosis sera.
In addition, using recombinant DNA eliminates false positives that arise from cross reactions with extraneous cell debris included in the virus portion.
Vaccination is possible but less likely these days as the vaccine has to be specially imported, it does not stop shedding of the organism and it can cause cross reactions with the tuberculin test.