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sensitizationImmunology The process in which a person acquires the ability to react to an antigen, usually of nonself origin. See Secondary–immune response. Cf Primary–immune response.
sensitizationThe preliminary exposure of a person to an ALLERGEN that leads to ANTIBODY production by the immune system and, on subsequent exposure, to an ALLERGIC or hypersensitivity reaction. Immunoglobulin Type E (IgE) is the main type of antibody involved.
sensitizationthe state in which an enhanced IMMUNE RESPONSE is provoked by a second exposure to an ANTIGEN. This may be an allergic response (see ALLERGY).
Patient discussion about sensitization
Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas? I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"
Q. I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses? what are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can they be aggravated? I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?
Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?
However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).
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