alloimmunization

noun
al·​lo·​im·​mu·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌa-lō-ˌi-myə-nə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌnī-ˈzā- also -i-ˌmyü-nə- How to pronounce alloimmunization (audio) \

Medical Definition of alloimmunization

: isoimmunization Transfusions are effective in preventing many complications of sickle cell disease, but the iron overload and alloimmunization that result from repeated transfusions can complicate treatment.— Miguel R. Abboud, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Dec. 2009

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“Alloimmunization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alloimmunization. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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