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