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Type II Hypersensitivity
Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity

Type II according to the Gell and Coombs Classification . Type II hypersensitivity reactions destroy cells because the antibody-antigen combination activates toxic substances. An example is Goodpasture's syndrome.

 

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