CLEMENT J. SULLIVAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinical allergic reactions are not all dependent on the same immunologic mechanism. It is the purpose of this review to assemble all the varieties of allergic reactions and divide them into groups according to their basic immune mechanisms. With this knowledge it might be expected that it would be possible for the attending physician to classify any given allergic clinical reaction.
Correct classification of a given allergic reaction according to immunogenesis is highly desirable, since successful management can be more readily achieved if the various attributes of the different classes are appreciated. Not only may medication which would be
SULLIVAN CJ. CLASSIFICATION OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:786–809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-786
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):786-809.
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