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  1. 1. Immune System Conditions<br />-by MariyaDemidovich<br />
  2. 2. Allergy<br />A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system<br />Major reaction is the inflammation response an allergen (an antigen that acts as an allergy reactant)<br />Type I hypersensitivity (acute) disorder due to its immediate onset<br />
  3. 3. Symptoms<br />Itchiness<br />Runny nose<br />Red, watery eyes<br />Hives<br />Throat swelling <br />This is particularly dangerous anaphylactic shock, where the throat closes due to swelling and the person goes into shock, can lead to death.<br />
  4. 4. Common Types of Allergies<br />Environmental<br />Hay fever<br />Mold<br />Food<br />Peanuts, shellfish<br />Lactose intolerance<br />Latex<br />Contact dermatitis<br />
  5. 5. Reaction/Onset<br />An allergen that the individual has a particular sensitivity for comes in contact<br />Antibodies (IgE) respond to this reactant<br />Eventually through a positive feedback and a chemical cascade of events histamine and other chemicals are released<br />Histamine creates an inflammatory response in the individual <br />
  6. 6. Diagnosis<br />Scratch Test<br />The skin is scratched with small needles that each contain a small amount of different kinds of allergens<br />After some time an inflammatory response is measured to see if the patient is sensitive to a certain allergen<br />http://www.healthierchoices.ca/images<br />/mri/tests_and_procedures_0.jpg<br />
  7. 7. Diagnosis<br />Blood Test<br />The amount of IgE antibodies is measured in the patient’s blood.<br />A high amount of IgE shows a sensitivity for possible allergic reactions<br />
  8. 8. Treatment<br />Usually pharmacological in nature. Antihistamines such as Singular and Advair are used to treat the allergic response.<br />
  9. 9. Hodgkin’s Disease<br /><ul><li>Also called Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  10. 10. Cancer of lymphatic tissues which is found in the lymph nodes</li></ul>http://www.oncologychannel.com/onc/Images/region_lymphnodes_head_neck.gif<br />http://healthkut.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/lymphnodes-axilla.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Risk Factors<br />Genetics<br />Weak Immune System<br />Prolonged use of growth hormone<br />
  12. 12. Symptoms<br />Swollen lymph nodes<br />Night Sweat<br />Fatigue<br />
  13. 13. Treatment<br />Chemotherapy <br />Radiation<br />
  14. 14. Sarcoidosis<br />Immune system disease that affects different and often multiple body organs<br />There are no known causes to date<br />Fibrous lesions are found on different organs such as the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, eyes, etc.<br />http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/afp20020415p1581-f5.jpg<br />http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sarcoidosis4-300x248.jpg<br />
  15. 15. Symptoms<br />Fatigue<br />Weight Loss<br />Dry Eyes<br />Dry Cough<br />Blurry Vision<br />
  16. 16. Diagnosis<br />Biopsies<br />Chest x-rays<br />PET Scans<br />
  17. 17. Treatment<br />Since the disease can spontaneously become chronic or remit many patients do not need continuous, intensive treatment.<br />For more severe symptoms corticosteroid and steroids are used to treat the disorder<br />
  18. 18. Works Cited<br />Fremgen, Frucht. Medical Terminology: A Living Language. 4th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2009: 187-190.<br />Hoehn, Marieb. Human Anatomy and Physiology. 8th ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2010: 761,797-799.<br />

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