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Presentation 6

  1. 1. Lymphatic and Immune System Terms<br />by Debbie Cornish<br />
  2. 2. Elisa test<br /> Sarcoidosis<br /> Hodgkins lymphoma<br />
  3. 3. Elisa test<br />Elisa is short for enzyme linked immunoabsorbant assay.  This is a test to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen in a sample.  <br />
  4. 4. Elisa<br />The Elisa test is the first test used to detect infection with HIV.  If antibodies are present, then further types of tests (Western Blot, PCR) would be performed to confirm the Elisa positive HIV test.<br />
  5. 5. Sarcoidosis<br />An inflammatory disease that affects the organs.  A foreign substance cluster to form lumps called granulomas.<br />
  6. 6. Sarcoidosis<br />The disease usually starts in the lungs, skin, or lymph nodes.  It is rarely fatal, but one third of those diagnosed have organ damage.  Treatment with prescription anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful<br />
  7. 7. Sarcoidosis<br />
  8. 8. Hodgkin's lymphoma<br />A cancer of the lymphatic system.  Cells in the lymph nodes grow abnormally, and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.<br />
  9. 9. Hodgkin's disease<br />As the disease progresses, the body's ability to fight infection is compramised.  <br />Symptoms include painless swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, and unexplained weight loss.<br />Tests and procedures used to diagnose are:  biopsies, CT scans, PET scans, MRI's, blood tests, and bone marrow biopsies.<br />Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant.<br />
  10. 10. Hodgkin's disease<br />

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