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Allergy & Immunology View Slide Show

Allergy & Immunology

The subspecialty of internal medicine that involves the management of disorders related to the immune system, including allergic diseases of the eye (eg, allergic conjunctivitis), respiratory tract (eg, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and occupational lung diseases), digestive tract (eg, eosinophilic esophagitis or gastroenteritis, and food protein-induced enteropathies), integumentary system (eg, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, acute and chronic urticaria, or angioedema), adverse reactions (eg, foods, drugs, vaccines, stinging insects and other agents), primary immune deficiencies (eg, combined immune deficiency syndromes, antibody deficiencies, complement deficiency, phagocytic cell abnormalities, or other impairments in innate immunity and acquired immune deficiency), systemic diseases (eg, anaphylaxis), autoinflammatory syndromes, and stem cell, bone marrow and/or organ transplantation.

Causes of swollen lymph nodes
by Edward Jenner
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Allergy & Immunology Videos View Slide Show

Allergy & Immunology Videos

Allergy & immunology videos for medical education.

Lymphatic System Lecture
by Edward Jenner
01-19-2020 09:49 AM Go to last upload
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Allergy Blood Test View Slide Show

Allergy Blood Test

The detection and measurement of the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in the blood.

About Blood Test: Allergen-Specific...
by Edward Jenner
08-23-2018 12:39 AM Go to last upload
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Allergy Skin Test View Slide Show

Allergy Skin Test

The detection of suspected allergy-causing substances (allergens) by introducing a microscopic amount of an allergen (eg, pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and foods) to the patient's skin (usually the forearm or the back) by various means (eg, Skin prick test, Skin scratch test, Skin scrape test, Skin patch test, Intradermic test) and then observing for signs of an allergic reaction.

Allergy Skin Test
by Edward Jenner
09-02-2019 11:11 PM Go to last upload
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Autoimmune Disease View Slide Show

Autoimmune Disease

The state in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells (eg, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, Graves' disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, vasculitis).

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. A chronic autoimmune...
by Edward Jenner
05-16-2020 11:37 PM Go to last upload
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HIV/AIDS View Slide Show


The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function, leading to "immune deficiency" and "opportunistic infections". Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a term which applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection, including more than 20 opportunistic infections or HIV-related cancers.

Cryptococcus neoformans in AIDS
by Edward Jenner
04-21-2020 10:54 PM Go to last upload
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Hypersensitivity Reaction View Slide Show

Hypersensitivity Reaction

The condition in which the immune system reacts in an extreme way to a substance in the body, including type 1 (IgE - immediately to minutes - anaphylaxis, asthma, hives, hay fever), type 2 (IgM, IgG - minutes to hours - hemolytic anemia, cytopenias, Goodpasture's syndrome), type 3 (IgG - 6 hours - serum sickness, arthus reaction, vasculitis), type 4 (sensitized lymphocytes - delayed 12 to 48 hours - cutaneous hypersensitivity reactious, graft rejection).

Type IV hypersensitivity - delayed
by Florence Nightingale
09-07-2019 10:14 AM Go to last upload
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Immune Response & Regulation View Slide Show

Immune Response & Regulation

The body's response caused by its immune system being activated by antigen processing and presentation in the context of MHC I and MHC II molecules (eg, TAP, beta-2 microglobulin), intracellular pathways, mechanisms by which MHC is expressed on the surface; and the regulation of immune response via antigen-antibody interaction, complements, cytokines, neuroendocrine system, etc.

This is Mixed connective tissue disease
by Edward Jenner
05-15-2020 09:45 PM Go to last upload
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Immune System View Slide Show

Immune System

The defense system comprising many biological structures and processes to protect the human body against diseases (eg, granulocytes, natural killer cells, macrophages, mast cells, dendritic cells, complement receptors, toll-like receptors, cytokines, chemokines, T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, host defense mechanisms, host barriers to infection, innate immunity, humoral adaptive immunity, and cell-mediated adaptive immunity).

by Edward Jenner
08-21-2019 10:07 AM Go to last upload
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Immunodeficiency View Slide Show


The state in which the body's immune response is reduced or absent due to inherited or acquired immunodeficiency (eg, deficiency primarily of humoral or cell-mediated immunity, complement deficiency, phagocytic cells deficiency or natural killer cells deficiency).

Complement Deficiencies...
by Florence Nightingale
09-07-2019 10:14 AM Go to last upload
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Immunologic Diagnostics View Slide Show

Immunologic Diagnostics

The laboratory techniques based on the detection of antibody production in response to foreign antigens (eg, antigen-antibody reactions used for diagnostic purposes, ELISA, immunoblotting, antigen-antibody changes over time, ABO typing).

Coombs Test / Anti Globulin Test
by Edward Jenner
01-31-2020 09:02 PM Go to last upload
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Immunologic Protection View Slide Show

Immunologic Protection

The study of vaccine production, mechanisms of vaccine action, vaccination, passive antibody administration, and biologically active antibody therapy (eg, monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal antibodies, including IVIG, VZIG, rabies immunoglobulin).

Vaccines save lives are viewed as one of the...
by Edward Jenner
10-19-2019 09:55 AM Go to last upload
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Immunologic Research View Slide Show

Immunologic Research

Immunologic research for medical education.

Food allergy
by Florence Nightingale
02-28-2020 09:25 AM Go to last upload
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Immunotherapy View Slide Show


The treatment of disease by activating or suppressing the immune system.

Immunotherapy is the only preventative treatment...
by Edward Jenner
08-22-2019 09:05 AM Go to last upload
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Inflammatory Response View Slide Show

Inflammatory Response

The biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, to isolate the foreign substance from further contact with body tissues, clear out necrotic cells and tissues damaged from the original insult and the inflammatory process, and initiate reparative processes.

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating...
by Edward Jenner
05-16-2020 10:56 PM Go to last upload
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Reproductive Immunology View Slide Show

Reproductive Immunology

The study of interactions (or the absence of them) between the immune system and components related to the reproductive system, such as maternal immune tolerance towards the fetus, or immunological interactions across the blood-testis barrier.

It has been suggested that some women who...
by Edward Jenner
08-13-2019 10:05 AM Go to last upload
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Transplantation Immunology View Slide Show

Transplantation Immunology

The study of the immune response that occurs when an organ or tissue is moved (grafted) from one individual to another (eg, rejection, graft-vs-host disease).

Graft versus host disease (GvHD)
by Edward Jenner
10-15-2018 06:12 PM Go to last upload
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Tumor Immunology View Slide Show

Tumor Immunology

The study of the relationship between immune function and tumor cells, which is crucial for the understanding of mechanisms of tumor rejection and tumor progression and the development of treatments that take advantage of the body's immune system to fight cancer.

Cancer Fighting Immune Cells
by Florence Nightingale
09-29-2019 10:00 AM Go to last upload
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Wound Healing View Slide Show

Wound Healing

The biological response of body tissues to repair themselves after injury, including four precisely and highly programmed phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling.

Wounds come from a variety of different medical...
by Edward Jenner
06-15-2020 04:37 AM Go to last upload
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