serum sickness


serum sickness

noun

Definition of SERUM SICKNESS

:  an allergic reaction to the injection of foreign serum manifested by hives, swelling, eruption, arthritis, and fever

First Known Use of SERUM SICKNESS

circa 1913

serum sickness

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SERUM SICKNESS

: an allergic reaction to the injection of foreign serum manifested by hives, swelling, eruption, arthritis, and fever—called also serum disease

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