ICM: Allergies

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BrookeNH10
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ICM: Allergies
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2012-10-29 17:12:02
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Allergies, Test 2
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  1. Allergy skin test detects?
    Sensitization, not allergy
  2. Size of wheal in allergy skin test is directly proportional to level of _____ to that particular allergen.
    serum IgE
  3. Which cytokines are primarily produced in allergies, TH1 or TH2?  What do those include?
    TH2:  IL4, 5, 10, 13
  4. What has both alpha and Beta antagonistic function?
    Epinephrine
  5. Cholergic conjunctivitis (red eye) is caused by?
    Mast cells w/ IgE, treat with topical antihistamine (oral will not do anything)
  6. What is a major cause of death in asthma?  What causes this?
    Mucous impaction, histamine causes mucous secretion
  7. Nasal congestion of any type is associated with a 2-fold increased risk in the prevalence of?
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  8. Allergic skin reaction that morphs with age?
    Eczema (T-cell deficiency)
  9. Allergic March
    Recurrent ear and nasal infections, wheeze
  10. Eczema is found only in _____
    places you can scratch
  11. Localized histamine release due to pressure (ie. bra straps.)
    Dermatographism
  12. Familial disease with failure to make C1 esterase inhibitor.
    Hereditary angioneurotic edema (episodes last about 48 hours)

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