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Medicine (MD/DO)
USMLE Step 1
Immunology & Oncology
Immune Responses

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Immunology & Oncology | Medicine (MD/DO) School Study Aid

Immune Responses
9 Picmonics to Learn | 18 mins
Innate Immunity Cellular Response
Natural Killer Lymphocytes Attack Abnormal Cells
Neutrophils in Blood
Infected Cells Release Interferon
Complement Proteins Lyse Pathogens/Infected Cells
Dendritic Cells in Tissue
Macrophages in Tissue
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Humoral Adaptive Immunity
B Cell Binds Free Floating Antigen
B Cell Presents Antigen to Helper T Cell
Helper T Cells Help B Cells Develop Antigen Specificity
Plasma B Cells Secrete Antibodies
Memory B Cells Cause Faster Secondary Response
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Cell-mediated Adaptive Immune Response
Macrophages and Dendritic Cells Present Antigens
T Cell Develops Antigen Specificity
Regulatory T Cells Suppress Response
Memory T Cells Cause Faster Secondary Response
Cytotoxic T Cells Lyse Infected Cells
Infected Cells Present Antigen On Surface
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Inflammatory Response
Pathogens Infect Tissue
Mast Cells Release Histamine
Histamine Dilates and Increases Capillary Permeability
Macrophages Engulf Pathogens
Macrophage Signals Cells With Cytokines
Responding Neutrophils Cross Capillary Wall
B And T Lymphocytes Arrive At Injury Site
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Cancer Warning Signs (CAUTION)
Change in Bowel or Bladder Habits
A Sore That Does Not Heal
Unusual Bleeding or Discharge
Thickening or Lump in the Breast or Elsewhere
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
Obvious Change to Warts or Moles
Nagging Cough
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Hallmarks of Cancer
Growth Signals
Growth Signal Self-sufficiency
Anti-growth Signal Insensitivity
Control of Replication
Evasion of Apoptosis
Limitless Replication
Tissue Invasion
Warburg Effect
Immune Evasion
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Type IV Hypersensitivity
Physical Contact with Allergen
Poison Ivy
Clinical Features
Erythematous, Vesicular
Patch Testing
Avoid Cause
Topical Hydrocortisone
Cool Water Soaks
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Immunoglobulin Isotypes
Primary Immune Response
Cold Agglutinin Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (C-AIHA)
Crosses Placenta
Warm Agglutinin Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (W-AIHA)
Released in Secretions, Mucosal Fluids, and Breast Milk
Against Parasitic Worms
Allergic Reaction
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Graft Versus Host Disease
Graft T Cell Sensitization Against Host MHC Antigens
Graft Recognizes Host as "Foreign"
Type IV Hypersensitivity
Signs and Symptoms
Diffuse Maculopapular Rash
Severe Immunocompromised Patients
Bone Marrow and Liver Transplantation
Transfusion of Non-irradiated Blood
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