Type III Hypersensitivity: Pathogenesis and clinical ...
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Type III Hypersensitivity: Pathogenesis and clinical findings

Definition: Small antigen-antibody complexes (produced from normal immune response to foreign substances) deposit and accumulate in different tissues, triggering a maladaptive immune response.

If self-antigens are the cause:

 • Systemic Lupus

 • Erythematosus (SLE)

If bacterial antigens are the cause:

 • Arthritis

 • Post-infectious glomerulonephritis

 • Serum sickness



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