Pediatric Annals

CME PRE-TEST

Abstract

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Once microorganisms and other foreign substances pass the body's external barriers to infection an array of internal defenses counteract the invading organism. This educational unit focuses on the mechanisms of the human immunological system and the ways in which these mechanisms fail. Specific concepts addressed include the structure and genetics of antibody, human B cell maturation and immune regulation, the complement system, lymphocyte-mediated cytotoxicity, and the immunology of AIDS.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. Which of the following statements is Incorrect?

A. Secretory IgA is found in the respiratory and intestinal mucosa secretions.

B. IgE plays an important role in allergic reactions and infections by parasites.

C. IgM is usually found in infections of the mammary glands.

2. The essential requirements for antigenpresenting cells are:

A. phagocytosis of antigen.

B. ability to process antigen.

C. MCH class Il molecules on the cell surface.

D. all of the above.

3. Important activities of the complement system include:

A. cell lysis.

B. inflammation.

C. immunological activation.

D. all of the above.

4. AIDS Is associated with:

A. sexually active male homosexuals.

B. heterosexual intravenous drug users.

C. blood infected with HIV used in transfusions.

D. all of the above.…

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Once microorganisms and other foreign substances pass the body's external barriers to infection an array of internal defenses counteract the invading organism. This educational unit focuses on the mechanisms of the human immunological system and the ways in which these mechanisms fail. Specific concepts addressed include the structure and genetics of antibody, human B cell maturation and immune regulation, the complement system, lymphocyte-mediated cytotoxicity, and the immunology of AIDS.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. Which of the following statements is Incorrect?

A. Secretory IgA is found in the respiratory and intestinal mucosa secretions.

B. IgE plays an important role in allergic reactions and infections by parasites.

C. IgM is usually found in infections of the mammary glands.

2. The essential requirements for antigenpresenting cells are:

A. phagocytosis of antigen.

B. ability to process antigen.

C. MCH class Il molecules on the cell surface.

D. all of the above.

3. Important activities of the complement system include:

A. cell lysis.

B. inflammation.

C. immunological activation.

D. all of the above.

4. AIDS Is associated with:

A. sexually active male homosexuals.

B. heterosexual intravenous drug users.

C. blood infected with HIV used in transfusions.

D. all of the above.

10.3928/0090-4481-19870601-03

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