Immunology

VDRL: Causes of chronic biological false positive reactions

' SLIM  He-ART '

  • SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Lepromatous leprosy
  • IMN - Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Relapsing fever
  • Tropical eosinophilia

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Hypersensitivity reactions

"ACID

  • Type I:  Anaphylaxis
  • Type II:  Cytotoxic-mediated
  • Type III:  Immune-complex mediated
  • Type IV:  Delayed hypersensitivity

As per Goombs classification.

 

Or, "ABCD"

  • Anaphylaxis
  • AntiBody mediated
  • Immune Complex mediated
  • Delayed hypersensitivity
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Eosinophil mediators

 "CML EEE"

Eosinophil mediators are

  • Cytokines,Chemokines and growth factors
  • Major basic protein
  • Lipid mediators  -prostraglandins,leukotrienes,thromboxane 
  • Eosinophil derived neurotoxin
  • Eosinophil cationic protein
  • Eosinophil peroxidase

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SLE: Signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria

According to the guidelines of American College of Rheumatology a person can be diagnosed to have SLE if any 4 out of the11 symptoms are present simultaneously or serially on two seperate occasions.

' SOAP BRAIN MD'

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