Disruptions in the Immune System

Review Questions

Allergy to pollen is classified as:

  1. an autoimmune reaction
  2. immunodeficiency
  3. delayed hypersensitivity
  4. immediate hypersensitivity

Hint:

D

A potential cause of acquired autoimmunity is ________.

  1. tissue hypersensitivity
  2. molecular mimicry
  3. histamine release
  4. radiation exposure

Hint:

B

Autoantibodies are probably involved in:

  1. reactions to poison ivy
  2. pollen allergies
  3. systemic lupus erythematosus
  4. HIV/AIDS

Hint:

C

Which of the following diseases is not due to autoimmunity?

  1. rheumatic fever
  2. systemic lupus erythematosus
  3. diabetes mellitus
  4. HIV/AIDS

Hint:

D