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Can you die from serum sickness

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Unfortunately...Yes: Serum sickness got it's name from reactions after treatments with high doses of horse serum given for treatments snake bites or tetanus. Antibiotics c ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Shen
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Serum sickness can lead to organ damage and vascular collapse if the offending agent is not stopped. Normally however it is a self-limited syndrome w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems.
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The most common treatment for serum sickness is discontinuation of the offending drug, combined with the use of both antihistamines and glucocorticoid ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Avoidance: Not much can be done specifically to treat serum sickness, other than avoiding the antigen that caused it in the first place. If there is significant ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Serum Sickness: Serum sickness is a reaction that is similar to an allergy. The immune system reacts to medications that contain injected proteins used to treat immun ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can be: Serum sickness usually causes fever, lymph node enlargement, arthritis, muscle pain, weakness, renal disease, severity of the disease would determine ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Serum sickness: Classic serum sickness is caused by administration of a protein antigen from a non-human species. There have been some case reports implicating the dr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hypersensitivity: Serum sickness is a type of hypersensitivity reaction (type iii immune reaction) that occurs when the immune system develops antibodies to a foreign p ... Read More
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