CACMLE Immunology/Serology/Molecular Courses

160-Online: Introduction to Autoimmune Disease – Section 1 of “Autoimmune Diseases: Etiology, Symptomatology, and Laboratory Diagnosis”

$48.00

Contact Hours (Points): 4

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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Introduction to Autoimmune Disease – Section 1 of “Autoimmune Diseases: Etiology, Symptomatology, and Laboratory Diagnosis”

Self-Study 160 – Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 4

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

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