SMi Source Lesson Immunology: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity

  • SMi Source lesson Immunology: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Introduction: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity - Immunopathologies

    2. Introduction: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity - Causes and Statistics

    3. Introduction: Hypersensitivity

    4. Hypersensitivity

    5. Autoimmune Diseases Classified as Hypersensitivity Reactions

    6. Limitations

    7. Knowledge Check: Gell-Coombs Classification

    8. Autoimmune Diseases: Introduction

    9. Autoimmune Diseases: Introduction

    10. Knowledge Check: Autoimmune Diseases

    11. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Symptoms and Risk

    12. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Multisymptom Disease

    13. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Failure of Vital Organs

    14. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Patients

    15. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Cell Migration, Neoangiogenesis, and Early Stages

    16. Rheumatoid Arthritis: TH17

    17. Psoriasis: Psoriatic keratinocytes Pathway

    18. Psoriasis: Upregulated Cytokines

    19. Psoriasis Arthritis: Pain and Swelling in Joints

    20. Psoriasis Arthritis: Psoriatic Spondylitis

    21. Ankylosing Spondylitis: Enthesis and Kyphosis

    22. Ankylosing Spondylitis: Heredity

    23. Multiple Sclerosis: Molecular Mimicry

    24. Multiple Sclerosis: T Cells, B Cells, Axon Damage

    25. Multiple Sclerosis: Demyelination

    26. Knowledge Check: Mechanisms of Select Autoimmune Diseases

  • Lesson Immunology: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity teaches these concepts

  • Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity, Introduction: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity

  • Lesson Immunology: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity addresses these key points

  • Introduction

    • The immune system sometimes makes a mistake in the process of differentiating self-antigens from foreign antigens
    • Most immunopathologies are due to a dysregulation of multiple components
    • Hypersensitivity reactions are pathologic processes that result from specific interactions between antigens and either antibodies or lymphocytes
    • The clinical consequences of immunopathologies span a wide range, from the temporary discomfort of allergies, to chronic pain, tissue injury, and even death
  • Lesson Immunology: Autoimmune Disorders and Hypersensitivity is built from these main references. Log into SMi Source for a complete list and details.

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