Sometimes in pathology, you hear the name of a disease over and over, but somehow you never really learn about it.
Here’s a long term: leukoerythroblastotic reaction. Despite its length, it’s a pretty good term, because it describes a reactive condition in which you see young red cells (erythroblasts) and young white cells (leuko-) out in the peripheral blood.
One thing that’s hard to get the hang of in pathology is the difference in appearance between chronic and acute inflammation in tissue sections.
Q. We heard in class today that steroids are used for autoimmune diseases, and I’ve heard this before but never understood why. What is it about steroids that make them effective as immunosuppressants? A. There are lots of mechanisms by which steroids dampen the immune response. Here are a few of them: 1. Suppression of [...]
Q. I have a question. Why do you see a decreased glomerular filtration rate in nephritic syndrome? I read on your blog and other places that it’s due to “hemodynamic changes”– from Robbins I’m assuming this is compensatory stuff- but wouldn’t that increase GFR? A. It’s because of what’s going on in the glomerulus! In [...]
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