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Hypersensitivity

State of reactivity to an antigen that is far greater than the antigenic challenge presented. Hypersensitivity is another term used for an allergic reaction and denotes a deleterious outcome rather than a protective one. There are 6 main types of hypersensitive reaction following the Gell and Coombs Classification system.

 

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