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Unformatted text preview: the glomerulus leading to kidney damage. Click the image to animate the process . One example of a Type III hypersensitivity is serum sickness , a condition that may develop when a patient is injected with a large amount of e.g. antitoxin that was produced in an animal. After about 10 days, anti-antitoxin antibodies react with the antitoxin forming immune complexes that deposit in tissues. Type III hypersensitivities can be ascertained by intradermal injection of the antigen, followed by the observance of an "Arthus" reaction (swelling and redness at site of injection) after a few hours....
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