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1

what are the cellular elements of the innate immune system?

monocyte
macrophage

2

what is a role of dendritic cells and langerhans?

present antigens to T-cells
endocytosis of extracellular debris

3

what are CD4 cells?

helper T-cells
exogenous antigens

4

what are CD8 cells?

cytotoxic T-cells
endogenous antigens

5

how is primary immunodeficiency passed on?

inherited
-60% are diagnosed in childhood

6

what is the Jeffery Modell Foundation?

screening criteria for immunodeficiency
-screen for 2 or more

7

what Ig initiates immune response?

IgA

8

which types of infections most commonly indicate IgA deficiency?

respirator, GI, Gu
mucous membranes

9

which Ig deficiency is rare?

IgM
a/w malignancy

10

which is the most abundant Ig?

IgG

11

which is Ig is responsible for hypersensitivity?

IgE
-protects against parasitic infections
elevated levels may suggest that infections are caued by severe allergies

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