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alloimmunized

adjective al·lo·im·mu·nized \ ˌa-lō-ˈi-myə-ˌnīzd \

medical Definition of alloimmunized

: having undergone isoimmunization
  • Alloimmunized patients can be extremely difficult to treat with platelet transfusions; the likelihood of finding HLA-matched donors is often limited, and maneuvers to blunt the antibody response or interfere with immune destruction have been unsuccessful.
  • —Margot S. KruskallThe New England Journal of Medicine25 Dec. 1997

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