Microsoft PowerPoint - Infectious diseases 250 S08

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1 Infectious Diseases The Immune System b The immune system is a complex set of cells, chemicals, and processes that protects the body against pathogens The Human Lymphatic System and Its Functions
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2 Types of Pathogens b Viruses b Bacteria b Fungi b Protozoa b Helminthes or parasitic worms b Prions Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Infection b Age b Undergoing surgical procedures b Having Chronic illnesses b Genetic predispositions b Sociocultural issues Behavior That Effects Disease Transmission b Travel b Sexual Behavior b Illicit Drug Use b Tattoos and Body Piercing Minimizing your Risk b Eating a balanced diet b Recommended exercise b Recommended sleep b Managing stress b Receiving vaccinations, when available b Washing your hands b Participate in community efforts to reduce
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Unformatted text preview: infectious diseases Disruption of Immunity b Occasionally, the immune system can malfunction due to the following: B Autoimmune Diseases s A process in which the body's immune system causes illness by mistakenly attacking healthy cells, organs, or tissues in the body that are essential for good health s Examples of autoimmune disease are: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type1, Graves disease, lupus s 75% of those with autoimmune disorders are women Disruption of Immunity b Occasionally, the immune system can malfunction due to the following: B Allergies s are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course KINE 250 taught by Professor Jankovitz during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.

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