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1

How do you screen for a terminal complement deficiency?

Get a CH50 level

2

What complements are used to follow disease activity in SLE?

C3, C4, and CH50

3

Which complement is a good screen for complement deficiencies?

CH50

4

Consider what complement deficiency in patients with early-onset SLE?

C2 deficiency

5

To determine if you should step up therapy for asthma treatment, follow the rule of 2's. What is that rule?

Step up therapy for any of the following:
- asthma symptoms during the day >2x/week
- night time awakenings >2x/month
- ED visits/admissions for asthma >2x/year

6

Homozygous early complement deficiency (especially C1, C2, and C4) is associated with what?

recurrent bacterial sinopulmonary disease and development of SLE

7

What are the dreaded organisms that can still thrive in immunosuppressed patients who are receiving very broad-spectrum antibiotics and antifungals?

Fusarium and Aspergillus

8

1. beefy red nasal mucosa
2. pale blue or “boggy nasal mucosa

1. rhinitis medicamentosa
2. allergic rhinitis

9

What should you suspect when you see more than one episode of invasive Neisseria?

terminal complement deficiency

10

Which things can give "anaphylactoid" reactions?

nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, ASA, radiocontrast agents, and rarely opiate medications