This board review volume gives students questions and answers in immunology. The book not only tests, but teaches and can be used alongside any immunology textbook. It provides the correct and incorrect answers, and explains why particular learning responses are right or not.
This board review volume gives students questions and answers in immunology. The book not only tests, but teaches and can be used alongside any immunology textbook. It provides the correct and incorrect answers, and explains why particular learning responses are right or not. Multiple questions on each topic enable the student to use this book over and over again and ensure a thorough review of this complex and ever-changing subject. For each topic, selected questions refer to essential facts - the core of the subject for the National Boards.
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Introduction: the nature of disease; principles of epidemiology. Part 1 Host resonses to injury: cell injury and death; inflammation; the immune system. Part 2 Infection: general principles of infection; bacterial infection; viral infection; fungal infection; parasitic infection; case studies - fever, vomiting and neck stiffness in a child, shortness of breath and vaginal discharge. Part 3 Immunological disorders: hypersensitivity; auto-immunity; immunodeficiency; case studies - persistent coughing up of blood and ankle-swelling, breathlessness in a young man. Part 4 Nutritional and gastro-intestinal disorders: nutritional disorders; jaundice and liver disease; gastro-intestinal disorders; case studies - diarrhoea and abdominal distension, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, recurrent epigastric pain with abdominal liver functions. Part 5 Blood and circulatory disorders: anaemia; disorders of haemostasis; atherosclerosis; hypertension; case studies - chest pain radiating to the left are, protein in the urine and hypertension, fever and leg ulcer. Part 6 Genetic disorders: inherited single-gene disorders; chromosome abnormalities; case studies - rectal bleeding with diarrhoea, heart murmur and cleft palate. Part 7 Neoplasia: principles of neoplasia; oncogenes, tumour viruses and the molecular basis of cancer; cancer - invasion, metastasis and treatment; case studies - easy bruising, weight loss and abdominal discomfort, fever and cervical lymph node enlargement, hoarseness and weight loss. Part 8 Psychiatric disorders: principles of biological psychiatry; biology of mental illness; case studies - neurotic symptoms following a road accident, depressive illness in pregnancy.
Essential Immunology Review by Ivan M. Roitt
Ivan M. Roitt
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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