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In all immunology textbooks I have read not one mentions about how a T helper cell specific for carrier determinants is activated to help B cell specific for haptenic (penicillin) determinant to differentiate into antibody secreting plasma cells. I understand that T helper cells should be tolerant to the self carrier proteins. Hence, there should be no help from T helper cell for penicillin-specific B cells.
Re: What is the real mechanism for penicillin allergy?
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