Immune hypersensitivity reaction

Immune hypersensitivity reaction

Allergic reactions that are mediated by mast cells and occur within minutes of allergen contact.
Mentioned in: Allergies
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Q. ALLERGIES what are they,who gets them,are they caused by pollen and food?

A. Allergy is the exaggerated and out-of-place reaction of the immune system to external substances or stimuli that are not harmful to the body, so the reaction actually damages the body instead of helping it.

The may be pollen and foods, as well as insect stings, drugs and almost any other substances.

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Q. what is the most common allergy? is it dust allergy?

A. thanks, I've heard of a new allergy treatment and trying to learn some more about the different kinds...

Q. what are the symptoms of Allergy?

A. from you question i understand that you think you might developed an allergy. so here is a web page with couple of videos explaining about allergies:

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Azathioprine immune hypersensitivity reaction is a rare adverse effect that has been reported in the literature relatively infrequently; however, the clinical presentation can often mimic sepsis [1, 2].
In the context of allergic reactions, Th1 polarization with priming of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells and CD8+ cells occurs in the background of Th1 cytokines including interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-[gamma] (IFN-[gamma]), leading to recruitment and activation of eosinophils and monocytes/ macrophages that together with the primed T lymphocytes, generate a T cell-mediated delayed immune hypersensitivity reaction [1].

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