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The healthcare provider is explaining to a colleague the basis of a client's allergy to dust. What statement by the healthcare provider most accurately describes antigens in this situation?
They are substances foreign to the host that can stimulate an immune response.
Which situation can best be characterized as an example of passive immunity?
A 6-week-old infant receives antibodies from his mother's breast milk.
A client experiences an allergic reaction. Select the immunoglobulin that would bind to mast cells and release histamine.
*IgE responds to allergic exposures and parasitic infections. IgA is the primary defense against local infections in mucosal tissues. IgG protects against bacteria, toxins, and viruses and activates the complement system. IgD acts as an antigen receptor for initiating the B cells.
Which cellular mediator is involved in the development of type I hypersensitivity reactions?
Substances foreign to the host that can stimulate an immune response are known as:
What is a common opportunistic infection in AIDS clients?
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP)
A client presents to the urgent care clinic with erythematous, papular, and vesicular lesions associated with intense pruritus and weeping. The client states he was in the woods and thinks he may have come in contact with poison ivy. The reaction may be classified as:
Allergic contact dermatitis
Select the statement that best describes autoimmune disease
Autoimmune diseases represent a disruption in self-tolerance that results in damage to body tissues by the immune system.
Select the most important intervention in the management of anaphylaxis.
Establishment of a stable airway and intravenous access, as well as the administration of epinephrine
Infants are born with a passive immunity that occurs when immunoglobulin antibodies cross the placenta from the maternal circulation prior to birth. Which immunoglobulin is capable of crossing the placenta?
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