Crash Course: Immunology and Haematology

3rd Edition

Editor:

  • Gareth Kitchen
    • Print ISBN 9780723434184

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    Table of Contents

    Part I: Immunology

    1.Principles of Immunology

    An overview of immunology
    The innate immune system
    Recognition molecules
    Generation of antigen receptor diversity
    The adaptive immune system
    Humoral immunity
    Cell-mediated immunity

    2.The Functioning Immune System

    Response to tissue damage
    Immune response to pathogens
    Hypersensitivity
    Anti-inflammatory drugs
    Investigation of immune function
    Allergy
    Autoimmunity
    Immune deficiency
    Immunization
    Transplantation

    Part II: Haematology

    3.Principles of Haematology

    Overview of haematology—the cell lines
    Haemopoiesis and its regulation
    Bone marrow
    The spleen

    4.Red Blood Cells and Haemoglobin

    Structure and function of erythrocytes
    Erythropoiesis
    Iron and haem metabolism
    Haemoglobin
    The cytoskeleton of the red cell
    Metabolism of red cells
    Anaemia
    Anaemia due to impaired red-cell production
    Anaemia due to increased red-cell destruction (haemolytic anaemias)
    Anaemia due to blood loss
    Polycythaemia (erythrocytosis)

    5.White Blood Cells

    Structure and function of the white blood cell
    Differentiation of white cells
    Reactive proliferation of white cells
    Neoplastic proliferation of white cells
    Leucopenia

    6.Haemostasis

    Platelets and blood coagulation
    Platelet disorders
    The coagulation cascade
    Clotting factor disorders
    Thrombosis

    7.Blood Transfusion

    Red-cell antigens
    Cross-matching and blood transfusion

    8.Haematological Investigations

    Full blood count and reticulocyte count
    Differential white count
    Peripheral blood film
    Investigations of haemoglobinopathies
    Bone marrow investigation
    Lymph node

    Details

    No. of pages:
    204
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby Ltd.
    Print ISBN:
    9780723434184