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40 Cards in this Set

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The breakdown of cellular adhesion between epithelial cells is called?
Which of the following is a protein molecule that is produced by plasma cells and also called an immunoglobulin
an antibody
Which lymphocyte matures without passing through the thymus and later can develop into a plasma cell that produces antibodies?
B lymphocyte
In which type of immune response do B lymphocytes and antibodies play the predominant role?
Humoral immunity
Which one of the following is not a specific component of immunity?
a. a humoral response
b. a cell mediated response
c. memory
d. pavementing
An example of natural passive immunity would occur when?
Antibodies from a mother pass through the placenta to the developing fetus.
Which one of the following is an example of type I hypersensitivity?
Which one of the following routes of drug administration can cause the most significant hypersensitivity reaction?
Which of the following is a condition that involves a deficiency in number, function, or interrelationships of the involved WBCs and their products?
What is the most common precipitation factor in the development of aphthous ulcer?
These recurrent ulcers appear on movable mucosa. They are discrete, round to oval ulcers that are 3 to 5 mm in diameter and exhibit a yellowish-white fibrin center surrounded by an erythematous halo.
Minor aphthous ulcers
Which one of the following ulcers may require a biopsy to make the diagnosis?
Major aphthous ulcers
Anthihistaminic drugs are the principal method of treatment for?
Urticaria (hives)
A prodromal period occurs?
1 to 2 days before onset.
This condition, thought to be a hypersensitivity reaction, is characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions. The skin lesions are referred to as target, iris, or bull's eye lesions. The lips and mucosal lesions are more extensive and painful and often appear bloody and crusted. The intraoral lesions are extensive superficial ulcerations. The onset is explosive. On the basis of these clinical features you suspect?
Erythema multiforme
Wickham striae is a term used to describe the oral mucosal lesions of?
Lichen planus
The diagnosis of lichen planus is made on the basis of
clinical and histologic appearance
Which one of the following is not a component of Reiter syndrome?
a. Arthritis
b. Geographic tongue-like lesions
c. Urethritis
d. Wickham striae
Wickham striae
An antigenic marker called HLA-B27 is present in most patients with?
Reiter syndrome
Which one of the following has not been associated with erythema multiforme?
The acute disseminated form of Langerhans cell disease is called?
Letterer-Siwe disease
This form of Langerhans cell disease resembles lymphoma, affects children under three, and has a rapid fatal course.
Letterer-Siwe disease
The classic triad of symptoms seen in 25% of patients with Hand-Schuller-Christian disease includes all of the following except:
cyclic neutropenia
Sjogren syndrome is?
an autoimmune disease that affects the salivary and lacrimal glands.
The most common oral manifestations of Sjogren syndrome is?
Primary Sjogren syndrome occurs when?
There is only salivary and lacrimal gland involvement without the presence of another autoimmune disease.
The eye damage that occurs in Sjogren syndrome is called
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is made on the basis of?
multi-organ involvement and antinuclear antibodies in the serum
The most characteristic skin lesion on SLE is described as?
a butterfly rash
The histologic appearance of lesions in SLE may resemble?
lichen planus
Which one of the following is not a characteristic feature of pemphigus vulgaris?
Most common in females
Treatment for pemphigus vulgaris involves?
high doses of systemic corticosteroids
The most common oral site for cicatricial pemphigoid is the
The diagnosis for cicatricial pemphigoid is made by
biopsy and histologic examination
Pemphigus vulgaris differs histologically from cicatricial pemphigoid in that pemphigus vulgaris has?
degeneration of the epithelium
The diagnosis of Behcet syndrome requires which of the following?
Two of the three principal manifestations.
The classic appearance of this condition is a pattern of interconnecting slender lines referred to as Wickham striae.
Lichen planus
In which one of the following in the Langerhans cell not the proliferating cell?
Lichen planus
The onset of this condition is explosive. It is characterized by skin and mucosal lesions. The skin lesions are referred to as target, iris, or bull's eye lesions. The mucosal lesions affect the buccal mucosa, lips, and tongue and appear as superficial ulcerations. The lip lesions are ulcerated, encrusted, and bloody. On the basis of this description, you suspect?
Erythema multiforme
This patient has Sjogren syndrome and severe xerostomia. Which of the following is the clinical feature that most appropriately describes the changes on the tongue in this patient?
Loss of filiform and fungiform papillae.