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What is Sjogrens syndrome?

- uncommon vet
- immune mediated attack of salivary gladns -> dry mouth and dry eye

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What is myasthenia gravis?

- nicotinic muscarinic receptors ACh

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What are the 3 underlying factors to r/o as causes of immune mediated dz before declaring it IDIOPATHIC??

1. Previous tx
2. Infection
3. Neoplasia

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What is the emchanism that breaks down leading to immune mediated dz?

Tolerance

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What are the 2 types of immune response?

> humoral
- Antibody mediated
> cell
- B and T cell mediated

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Potential trigger factors -> pathogenesis of immune-mediated dz? -

- release of sequestered ag (not usually seen by imune celsl)
- abnormal imunoregulation
- molecular mimicry
- polyclonal activatioin of T and B cells (Bacteria can cause this)
- exposure of cryptic epitopes
- haptenisation (haptens = small molecules eg. penicillin) of foreign molecules to self antigen (stick onto big molecules and get them in trouble!)

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How can infection influence autoimmune dz?

- breakdown of vascular /cellular barriers allowing exposure of self antigen - promotion of celll death by necorsis causing inflam -> bystander activation
- polyclonal activation of T cells - bacterial superantigens
- molecular mimicry (pathogens look like self antigen)
- vector-bourne pathogens may be important in some part of world (r/o) usually protozoal, rickettsial, bacterial

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eg. vector-borne pathogen that can cause IM dz? Dxx?

- Babesia
- blood smear
> bilobed pyriform gaps in RBC
> inclusion bodies stuck on surface

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Most common aetiology of IMD? egs of potential aetiologies:

- usually multifactorial
- genetic, infectious and hormonal influence (ex esp.)
- canine egs:
> SLE (genetics, viruses)
> IMHA (vaccinal ag)
> IMPA (vaccinal ag)
- feline egs:
> rarer

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What age is idiopathic immune mediated dx commonly seen?

youong animals

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Which species are most afected by IMD?

- dogs

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Which cats are predisposed to IMD?

- more exotic breeds (siamese, persians, persion-related)

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What hx and clinical exam signs indicate IMD?

- remission and exacerbation fluctuating (beware coincidence of giving Abx and the dz remissing etc.)
> PE
- lamess, mucocutaneous lesions (ddepigmentation of nasal planum, lethargy, dyspnoea, weight loss, PUPD, +- seizures, behaviour,
- effusive painful joints, cutaneous erythema, macular, papules, pustules, eroise, pallor +- petichiae, cardiac arythmia
- lymphadenomegaly +- splenomegaly

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Ddx of depigmentation of the nasal planum??

- drug eruption
- aspergillosis

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What are the most important aspects of work up for IMD?

History and PE
- DO NOT RELY ON DXX TESTS!!

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Potential findings on CBC/coag with IMD?

> anaemia
- regenerative (IMHA)
- non-regenerative (infection, uraemia, chronic bleeding, attack of precursors)
> thrombocytonpenia (MARKED)
- IM thrombocytopenia 150,000
> leucopenia
- anticonvulsants esp.
- anti-leucocyte Abs eg. SLE, IM neutropenia
> coagulation abnormlalitis
- ^ APTT, PT, anticoagulant Ab (SLE)
- DIC less common but poss
- hyPER coagulability d/t surface g stimulation coagulation

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What findings may be seen on blood smear with regenerative anaemia IMD?

- spherocytes (lack of central pallor, smaller cells, more apparent in the dog than cat) indicate extravascular destruction
- polychromatophils
- ghost cells (intravascular haemolysis)
- rubriocytes (red cell precursors)

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What breed are pdf IMHA?

cocker spaniels

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What diagnostic tests on biochem would be relevant for IMD?

> azotaemia, ^ inorganic phosphate
- chronic glomerular lesions
> hypoalbumenaemia, hypercholesterolaemia
- PLN
> hyperbilirubinaemia
- pre-hepatic/haemolysis
> hyperglobulininaemia
- inflam dz, polyclonal B cell activation[lupus]
> ^CK and lactate dehydrogenase
- polymyositis and or myocarditis

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What proceses can cause ^ CK? ECHO

- anorexia
- muscular dystrphy

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What should be looked for on urinalysis dxx?

> proteinuria
- PLN (r/o UTI and occult infection)
eg. dirofilaria immitis, ehrlichia canis, anaplasma phagocytophilum, borrellia burgderfori, rickettsia rickettsiae, bartonella spp
> haematuria, pyuria, erythrocyte casts
- r/o UTI and infection
- compatible with membranoproliferative GN

22

Which funghi are present in the uk?

- aserpgillus
- cryptococcus

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Dxx for locomotor affected IMD?

> joint lesions common in polysystemic IM dz (usually non-erosive pauciarthropathy)
- erosive lesions suggest overlap syndrome
- arthritis not always clinically obvious
> synovial fluid
- ^ WBC
- ^ protein content
- ^ neutrophils
- v viscosity (d/t loss of GAGs)
- culture
- poor mucin clot formation

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PUO think...

JOINTS

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Where is arthrocentesis of the carpus performed? ECHO

- Antiebrachial-carpal region
- lateral to:
- medial to:

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Give examples of tests of IMD that oculd be used to r/o specific path

- coombs test
- anti-platelet Ab
- RF
- T3, T4, TG autoAb
- Ach R autoantibody
- 2M Myofibre autoAb
- antinuclear Ab
- biopsies

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What is the coombs test? What other tests can be used for this dz?

- test for IMHA
- antibodies associated with Ag on RBC clumps/agglutinates
- titre down to lowest conc
- if acute IMHA suspected, in-saline agglutination and osmotic fragility tests can also be performed
> primary reagent : polyvalent canine/feline IgG, IgM, C3 antiserum (direct antiglobulin)
- false + and - occour
> monovalent better (send off)

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What test r/o myasthenia gravis?

- AChR autoAb (immunoprecipitation RIA of nicotinic AChR autoAb)
- very good sensitivity and specificity (rare false +-)

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Forms of myasthenia gravis?

- focal
- generalised
- acute fulminating
- paraneplastic

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Best PE test for myasthenia gravis?

- repeat palpebral response
> will tire and not be able to blink