Arthus reaction

(ar-toos′)

[Nicholas Maurice Arthus, Fr. bacteriologist, 1862-1945]
A severe local inflammatory reaction that occurs at the injection site of an antigen in someone previously sensitized. Arthus reactions are a form of type III allergy reactions producing an antigen-antibody immune complex.
SYN: SEE: Arthus phenomenon; SEE: local anaphylaxis

Arthus reaction is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.