CACMLE Immunology/Serology/Molecular Courses

136-Online: Autoimmune Diseases – Etiology, Symptomatology, and Laboratory Diagnosis

$120.00

Contact Hours (Points): 12

This self-study provides a comprehensive overview of autoimmune diseases. The mechanisms of differentiating self vs. non-self by the immune response, and this relationship to the development of autoimmune processes are discussed. The participants will be able to discuss the pathogenesis, epidemiology, symptoms and diagnosis of autoimmune disease, as well as the principle, performance, and interpretation of the laboratory tests used to diagnose autoimmune diseases.

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Autoimmune Diseases: Etiology, Symptomatology, and Laboratory Diagnosis

Self-Study 136 – Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 12

Written by Maribeth Flaws, PhD, SM(ASCP)SI and Diane Cearlock, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Published 2007. Updated 2010.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

SECTION II: DEFINITION OF AUTOIMMUNITY

SECTION III: IMMUNE TOLERANCE

Central Tolerance; T lymphocyte Tolerance; Peripheral Tolerance; Activation-induced cell death; Absence of co-stimulation; Ignorance (failure to recognize self antigen); Regulation of immune responses by Thelper cells; Breakdown of Tolerance and Development of Autoimmunity; Genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease; Environmental triggers to autoimmune disease development; Hormonal influences on autoimmune disease; Breakdown of self- tolerance

SECTION IV: MECHANISMS OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

SECTION V: LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Acute Phase Reactants; Serum Protein Electrophoresis; Complement; Evaluation; Autoantibodies; Antinuclear Antibodies; Anti-Cytoplasmic Antibodies; Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA); Anti-Tissue Antibodies; Rheumatoid Factor

SECTION VI: ORGAN SPECIFIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Autoimmune Diseases of the Thyroid; Graves Disease; Hashimotos Thyroiditis; Autoimmune Diseases of the Stomach And Intestines; Pernicious anemia; Crohns Disease; Ulcerative colitis; Autoimmune Diseases of the Liver; Autoimmune Hepatitis; Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System; Myasthenia Gravis; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Autoimmune Disease of the Pancreas: Type I Diabetes Mellitus; Autoimmune Disease of the Adrenal Gland: Addisons Disease

SECTION VII: ORGAN NON-SPECIFIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Drug-Induced Lupus; Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma); Mixed Connective Tissue Disease; Sjogrens Syndrome (SS); Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis; Systemic Vasculitides

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