Author(s): Rajan TV
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Abstract Gell and Coombs classified hypersensitivity reactions into four 'types'. I suggest that the premise that these reactions represent 'hypersensitivity' manifestations is limiting and that they represent four major strategies that the body uses to combat infectious agents. I further propose that there is a fifth strategy that was not envisioned in the Gell and Coombs classification.
This article was published in Trends Immunol
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Clinical Trials