bacterial allergy


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bac·te·ri·al al·ler·gy

1. type I hypersensitivity allergic reaction caused by bacterial allergens;
2. the delayed type of skin test (type IV hypersensitivity reaction), so called because of its early association with bacterial antigens (for example, the tuberculin test).

bacterial allergy

(1)An obsolete, nonspecific term for an allergy allegedly due to bacterial products, formerly thought to be a type of hypersensitivity.
(2) An obsolete term for any delayed hypersensitivity test (e.g., tuberculin test) using a bacterial antigen.

bac·te·ri·al al·ler·gy

(bak-tērē-ăl alĕr-jē)
1. Type I hypersensitivity allergic reaction caused by bacterial allergens.
2. Delayed type of skin test (type IV hypersensitivity reaction), so called because of its early association with bacterial antigens (e.g., the tuberculin test).