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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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As noted, headaches are very common reactions to infliximab and may be part of a clinical spectrum that includes serum sickness and meningitis.
In addition, serum sickness was suspected from day 10 in patient A and day 13 in patient B on the basis of clinical and biological signs (consumption of complement factors).
Serum sickness or vasculitis: proteins, antimicrobials, allopurinol, thiazides, pyrazolones, hydantoins, propylthiouracil
Other reactions reported rarely are serum sickness, periarteritic vasculitis, polymyositis, pericarditis, photodermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, peripheral neuritis, and nephrosis.
Adverse events could occur due to (i) immediate type hypersensitivity (IgE- mediated) in which case patients may experience symptoms and signs such as skin rashes, breathing difficulties, hypotension, and shock; and (ii) development of antibodies that bind the product and cause immune complex disease or serum sickness.