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What does it mean to have acquired immunological tolerance?
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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No longer allergic
Immunolgic tolerance is achieved when your immune system no longer recognizes a substance as foreign, and stops reacting negatively to it.

In brief: No longer allergic
Immunolgic tolerance is achieved when your immune system no longer recognizes a substance as foreign, and stops reacting negatively to it.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Immune tolerance
This term can be applied to many different situations.
It could be used to describe the lack of a rejection reaction after an organ transplant, (i.E the host immune system is no longer trying to destroy the foreign organ). It could also be used to describe the lack of an allergic reaction to an allergen expos observed following the sucessful treatment of allergies with allergy shots (immunotherapy.

In brief: Immune tolerance
This term can be applied to many different situations.
It could be used to describe the lack of a rejection reaction after an organ transplant, (i.E the host immune system is no longer trying to destroy the foreign organ). It could also be used to describe the lack of an allergic reaction to an allergen expos observed following the sucessful treatment of allergies with allergy shots (immunotherapy.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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