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Knowing the kind of allergy your patient (or YOU) suffers from
can help you determine the right and wrong care and treatment
~ not to mention help you in identifying potential allergens right in the hospital!

See how much you know about the four types of allergies!

 
 
All allergies can be classified
into four different types:
Type I
Immediate reaction
(anaphylactic reaction or natural rubber latex allergy)
Type II
Cytotoxic
(cells are treated as allergens by immune system)
Type III
Immune complex allergies
(foreign substances in blood bond with antibodies)
Type IV
Delayed-onset allergies, cellular immune reaction
(transplant, contact, medication or chemical)
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