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Unformatted text preview: . There are many examples of Type II hypersensitivity. These include: • Pemphigus: IgG antibodies that react with the intracellular substance found between epidermal cells. • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA): This disease is generally inspired by a drug such as penicillin that becomes attached to the surface of red blood cells (RBC) and acts as hapten for the production of antibody which then binds the RBC surface leading to lysis of RBCs. • Goodpasture's syndrome: Generally manifested as a glomerulonephritis, IgG antibodies that react against glomerular basement membrane surfaces can lead to kidney destruction....
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, Type II Hypersensitivity