Medical Definition of Immune complex disorder

1. An immunologic category of diseases evoked by the deposition of antigen-antibody or antigen-antibody-complement complexes on cell surfaces, with subsequent involvement of breakdown products of complement, platelets, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and development of vasculitis; nephritis is common. Arthus phenomenon and serum sickness are classic examples, but many other disorders, including most of the connective tissue disease's, may belong in this immunologic category; immune complex disease's can also occur during a variety of disease's of known aetiology, such as subacute bacterial endocarditis. See: autoimmune disease. Synonym: immune complex disorder, type III hypersensitivity reaction. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immune Complex Disorder

immune-response gene
immune adherence
immune adherence phenomenon
immune adherence reaction
immune adhesion test
immune adsorption
immune agglutination
immune agglutinin
immune carrier
immune complex
immune complex disease
immune complex diseases
immune complex disorder (current term)
immune complex nephritis
immune deficiency
immune deviation
immune electron microscopy
immune gamma globulin
immune globulin
immune haemolysin
immune haemolysis
immune inflammation
immune interferon
immune opsonin
immune paralysis

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