Could adjuvants in vaccines cause allergies or autoimmune diseases?
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- type I hypersensitivity reactions involve IgE antibody triggering of mast cells
- type II hypersensitivity reactions involve IgG antibodies against cell surface or matrix antigens
- type III hypersensitivity reactions involve antigen-antibody complexes
- type IV hypersensitivity reactions are T cell-mediated
- If autoimmunity could be induced by pathogens, why couldn't it be induced by make-believe pathogens (vaccines)?
- Could vaccine adjuvant-sensitized (biased?) immune system in the heat of the moment overreact to otherwise benign antigens (pollen, peanuts, self-antigens, etc) that happen to find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time?
- There are people that are genetically (or environmentally) prone to hypersensitivity or autoimmunity but might not know it yet. Can vaccination kick their immune system in the nuts?
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