Primary Examination SAQs

Study notes for the ANZCA Primary Examination SAQs

Allergy & Immunology

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2010a(10) Describe how white blood cells defend the body against infection

2009b(15)97b(5) Describe the complement system

2005a(8) Outline the pathology of acute anaphylactic reactions with reference to the mediators released and their effects. Outline the role of epinephrine and its mechanism of action in treating anaphylaxis.

2001b(14) Outline the direct effects of endogenously released histamine

2000b(15)98b(16)Write brief notes on latex allergy

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December 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

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  1. Amanda, The last question mentions the role of adrenaline and alpha-2 antagonsim, this should be alpha-1. Also, I like the way you’ve kept the answers simple and concise, but perhaps just a brief mention of the mannose binding lethicin complement pathway (or not?).
    Cheers, Damien
    p.s. and yes I’ll have some newer ones to you for up-load in the next few weeks….


    June 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    • Hi Damien, thanks again for pointing out the error – it has been updated. I think that the mannose binding lecithin pathway will certainly be worth bonus points for the candidate who can weave it into an answer. I won’t be adding it to the answer on this website though – keep in mind that the notes on this site were prepared for the 2008 sitting and updating them with the latest research is beyond the scope of this site…and a reason to not rely on only one source for exam preparation!

      Look forward to receiving some of your answers – let me know when you have some ready to send in and I will send you my email address for you to forward them.


      July 1, 2010 at 1:11 am

  2. Ahh, I shoudl rellay profo raed thgnis befeor submittign thme – that should of course be agonism (or stimulation in your words)!!


    June 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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