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Immunology case studies. Sara Marshall, Professor of Clinical Immunology Immunology module 2012 s.e.marshall@dundee.ac.uk. Learning objectives. At the end of this quiz, you should: Be aware of how different components of the immune system integrate together in human health and disease

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    1. Immunology case studies Sara Marshall, Professor of Clinical Immunology Immunology module 2012 s.e.marshall@dundee.ac.uk

    2. Learning objectives • At the end of this quiz, you should: • Be aware of how different components of the immune system integrate together in human health and disease • Better appreciate how an understanding of immunology assists the diagnosis and management of patients with a wide range of infectious, allergic and inflammatory disorders

    3. The infection quiz: Match the immune system component to the bug(each item can be used once, more than once, or not at all)

    4. Case study 1: This man cut his finger with gardening knife three days ago.

    5. Case study 1: • Describe and explain the clinical signs observed • What additional signs might you find on physical examination • How would you treat him?

    6. Case study 2: 40 year old man • Presents to A&E • c/o lip swelling • Over the next 20 minutes, he develops: • Itching of his hands and feet • Increasing breathlessness and chest tightness • Fall in PEFR to 200l/min • Fall in BP to 80/30 mmHg • Oxygen saturations are 88% on room air

    7. Case study 2: Questions • What is the working diagnosis? • What immediate treatment would you instigate? • What questions would you ask once the patient is stablised? • How would you confirm the diagnosis? • What long term management advice would you give?