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What are drug allergies?


What are drug allergies? How about drug allergy?

Allergic reactions that occur in sensitive people as a result of the drugs used for treatment directly or their decomposition products combined with body proteins and gain antigenic properties. In recent years, various drugs, especially penicillin, sulfonamide and so on. Allergic reactions are frequently seen in our society. Drug allergies also occur in people who are often genetically predisposed to the sensitivity. The route of administration, dose and duration of the drug affect the allergic reaction. Allergic reactions that occur due to drugs can be in the form of active-type and delayed-type allergic reactions due to antibodies.

Purpura (small hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes), etc., which occurs as a result of antibodies formed by the combination of drugs such as seformid and quinidine with platelets and gaining antigen properties, combine with drugs related to platelets and agglutinate them. This type of clinical reaction is called drug-induced type 2 hypersensitivity (allergy).

What is Serum Disease? Serum Sickness

It is a hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in immune serums applied for the prevention or treatment of an infectious disease in humans. If a large amount of foreign protein (antiserum from animals, tetanus, diphtheria antiserum, etc.) is given to someone, nothing will happen at that moment. However, after a period of seven or fifteen days, and although no other serum is given, these people also experience fever, rash in the form of widespread urticaria, pain and swelling in the joints, enlargement of the lymph nodes and spleen.

Originally posted 2021-12-16 15:46:01.

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