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Serum Sickness

Serum Sickness | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no way to prevent serum sickness. A person who get serum sickness once should avoid the medication or other substance in the future. This will help prevent serum sickness from happening again.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

In most cases, there are no long-term effects from serum sickness. In rare cases, mild kidney or nerve damage may occur.

What are the risks to others?

Serum sickness is not contagious.

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Serum Sickness: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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