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

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serum sickness

noun

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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