2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section by American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ramana S. Moorthy MD

By American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ramana S. Moorthy MD

Starts off with an outline of immune-mediated eye ailment, summarizing easy immunologic suggestions, ocular immune responses and detailed themes in ocular immunology. Discusses the medical method of uveitis and experiences noninfectious (autoimmune) and infectious kinds of uveitis, with an accelerated part on viral uveitis and new fabric on infectious and noninfectious scleritis.

Enhanced detection of infectious brokers through immunologic and genetic tools and biologic therapeutics are particular. additionally covers endophthalmitis, masquerade syndromes, issues of uveitis and ocular facets of AIDS.

Upon of entirety of part nine, readers can be capable to:

Identify basic and particular pathophysiologic strategies that have an effect on the constitution and serve as of the uvea, lens, intraocular cavities, retina, and different tissues in acute and protracted intraocular inflammation
Differentiate and establish infectious and noninfectious uveitic entities
Choose acceptable exam strategies and correct ancillary reports in accordance with no matter if an infectious or noninfectious reason is suspected

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N Engl JMed. 2001 ;344(15):1140-1144. Fibrin and other plasma factors Fibrin is the fin al deposition product of another important plasma-derived enzyme system, and its deposition during inflammation promotes hemostasis, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and leukocyte adhesion. Fibrin is released from its circulating zymogen precursor,fibrinogen, upon cleavage by thrombin. In situ polymerization of smaller units gives rise to the characteristic fibrin plugs or clots. Fibrin dissolution is mediated by plasmin, which is activated from its zymogen precursor, plasminogen, by plasminogen activators such as tissue plasminogen activator.

Primary and secondary response to tuberculosis The primary and secondary immune response arcs can occur at different sites, as with the immunologic mechanisms of the first and second encounter with Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens. The afferent phase of the primary response occurs after the inhalation of the live organisms, which proliferate slowly within the lung. Alveolar macrophages ingest the bacteria and transport the organisms to the hilar lymph nodes, where the processing phase begins.

The initial steps of the afferent phase of this secondary response are identical to those of the initial exposure. However, if a memory T lymphocyte is present at the cutaneous site, then the processing and effector phases occur within 24 hours at the site, as the memory T lymphocyte becomes activated directly upon interacting with the LC. In addition, some LCs leave the skin, enter the draining node, and encounter memory T lymphocytes there. Processing during the secondary response is much more rapid, and within 24 hours restimulated memory cells enter the circulation and migrate to the toxin-exposed cutaneous site.

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