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Immune Complex Diseases

Group of diseases mediated by the deposition of large soluble complexes of antigen and antibody with resultant damage to tissue. Besides SERUM SICKNESS and the ARTHUS REACTION, evidence supports a pathogenic role for immune complexes in many other IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES including GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC) and POLYARTERITIS NODOSA.

Year introduced: 1993

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Tree Number(s): C20.543.520

MeSH Unique ID: D007105

Entry Terms:

  • Disease, Immune Complex
  • Diseases, Immune Complex
  • Immune Complex Disease
  • Type III Hypersensitivity
  • Hypersensitivity, Type III
  • Hypersensitivities, Type III
  • Type III Hypersensitivities

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