Arthus Reaction
(Arthus Phenomenon)

A dermal inflammatory reaction produced under conditions of antibody excess, when a second injection of antigen produces intravascular antigen-antibody complexes which bind complement, causing cell clumping, endothelial damage, and vascular necrosis.


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<b>Arthus Reaction; Arthus</b>
Arthus Reaction; Arthus

hypersensitivity <b>reactions</b>
hypersensitivity reactions

<b>Arthus</b>) <b>Reactions</b>
Arthus) Reactions

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Arthus reaction to

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Tissue damage results at the
Tissue damage results at the

showing an <b>arthus reaction</b>
showing an arthus reaction

<b>Arthus reaction</b>
Arthus reaction

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Nicolas Maurice ArthusArthus reactionLe roi ArthusGolden TanagerOrville SchellCharles de BonchampsCompagnie Nationale ExcelsiorNabokoviaJAM3Shwartzman phenomenon

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Last update: April 2009