About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering hypersensitivity material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about hypersensitivity. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding hypersensitivity
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning immunology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about hypersensitivity
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra immunology learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Hypersensitivity chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Hypersensitivity chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any hypersensitivity question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a hypersensitivity unit of a standard immunology course. Topics covered include:
- Allergic reactions
- Cytotoxic hypersensitivity
- Immune complex hypersensitivity
- Delayed-type hypersensitivity
- Autoimmune diseases and hypersensitivity
1. Type I Hypersensitivity: Allergic Reactions
This lesson delves into something known as type I hypersensitivity reactions. You'll find out how everything from mast cells, basophils, and IgE to histamine, bee stings, and peanut allergies all play a role in this process.
2. Type II Hypersensitivity: Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity
This lesson will discuss something known as a type II hypersensitivity reaction. We will go over the principal mechanisms by which it occurs as well as the major antibodies involved. In addition, we'll cover autoimmune hemolytic anemia and myasthenia gravis.
3. Type III Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Hypersensitivity
This lesson will discuss what a type III hypersensitivity reaction causes. It will delve into which antibodies are involved, the creation of immune complexes, the development of arthritis, vasculitis, and glomerulonephritis, and much more.
4. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity
This lesson will cover type IV hypersensitivity. We'll discuss the basics of how and why it occurs, the cells involved, and the most common types of diseases and conditions that are associated with this hypersensitivity reaction.
5. Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity
This lesson will talk about what defines an autoimmune disease, a hypersensitivity reaction, and more. We'll also discuss Graves' disease and myasthenia gravis.
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