Diseases in Infection and Immunity

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AreaDiseaseClue
InflammationNeutrophil driven, often causes cyanosis, hypoxia and right heart failure. Mucous is a problem!
Immune DeficiencyRecurrent bacterial infections, no pus, Leukocytes don't adhere to endothelium
VirusCauses SARS
Parasite (Helminth)S. mansoni, S. haematobium, S. japonicus. Use water snail as intermediate host (can also have secondary host)
FungusCaused by Yeast
ArthopodsScalp itching
Side EffectCan be caused by Clindamycin. Killing all susceptible bacteria in gut using a broad spectrum antibiotic can cause...
Infection/InflammationCefotaxime/Ceftriaxone often prescribed. Caused by N. meningitidis, H. influenzae, S. pneumoniae, L. monocytogenes, possible C. albicans...
VirusHemaglutinnin, Neuraminidase, ...
FungusCaused by trichophyton (mould) often
Risk FactorIncreases risk of ATS
Risk Factor - BacteriaCo-morbidity with ATS
ArthopodsMite burrows into epidermis. Papular eruption.
Systemic InflammationRF present but not Rheumatoid Arthritis. Often features in 'House'
Immune DeficiencyNeutrophilia, no pus, defective fucose metabolism (affects selectins), decreased rolling
VirusMost common cold causer
Skin DiseaseTetracycline often applied topically to cure
InfectionIsoniazid/Ethambutol/Pyrazinamide/Rifampicin prescribed
Side EffectPenicillin can cause this in about 5% of people
Parasite (Helminth)If humans are primary host, no morbidity. Worm just stays in gut. Intermediate host causes morbidity as organism in tissues
BacteriaOften susceptible to vancomycin and linezolid but resistant to Methicillin
AreaDiseaseClue
Parasite (Helminth)Live in subcutaneous tissue and lymphatic tissue. Adults discharge tiny babies which can be ingested by insects. Can cause Elephantiasis and River Blindness.
Mendelian disorderABCA1 doesn't work so ApoA1 can't pick up cholesterol
Parasite (Helminth)Egg dropped in faeces and mature in soil. they are ingested and hatch in intestine. they penetrate the gut wall and migrate to liver then heart then lung. they grow and are then coughed up and swallowed.10-30cm adult can escape from any orifice though larval migration causes most morbidity.
ArthopodsItching in Pubic Area
BacteriaSusceptible to few drugs, often causes septicaemia. Susceptible to Ceftazidime, Cefoperazone, Cefepime, Cefpirome, Imipenem, Polymixins, Ciprofloxacin
Parasite (Protozoa)Multiplies in blood and CSF disturbing circadian rythms. avoids immune system by using cyclical antigen coats.
Parasite (Protozoa)Short stage in blood then muscle (esp. heart).
VirusT cells increase but there are less T cells
InflammationHomocysteine implicated
BacteriaOften cause gut infection after oral broad spectrum antibiotic
Side EffectAminoglycoside SE
Mendelian DisorderLDLR doesn't recognise ApoA or ApoE
InflammationChronic Inflammation, Synovium (Hyaluronan, PGE2), MMPs (TIMP & Serpin inactivation), TNFa, IL-1b, Pannus formation
Side EffectDeath after Chloramphenicol
FungusCan be oral or vaginal. Often treated with oral miconazole.
InflammationTh2 (IL-4,5 & 13) and Eosinophil driven. Hyperresponsiveness
BacteriaSusceptible to Linezolid but not vancomycin
Parasite (Protozoa)They multiply in Liver then RBCs. Can cause severe anaemia, haemolysis, pulmonary oedema, metabolic acidosis and hypoglycaemia. Most serious in P. falciparum
Virus/InflammationRibavirin used, can be caused by alcohol
Side EffectTetracyclin forms ROS causing damage
FungusMore common where earth is being moved. In lungs.

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