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alloimmunization

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noun al·lo·im·mu·ni·za·tion \ ˌa-lō-ˌi-myə-nə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌnī-ˈzā- also -i-ˌmyü-nə- \

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. AbboudThe New England Journal of Medicine10 Dec. 2009

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