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Can you tell me in which case does the recipient start making antibodies to the specific disease?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Always: Your body makes antibodies to every single infection you get. Even the ones that don't make you that sick. Usually in the early days of an infection you make an antibody called IgM and as the infection progresses you make IgG antibody which is more specific to that infection.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
A few days: It takes a few days for the antibody to be measurable and likely about 10 days to reach optimal level.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2014

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