Learning outcomes of the course unit
To understand the causes and the pathogenesis of the most important alterations of the immune response. To provide notions about blood group systems, transfusional therapy and complications following blood transfusion.
To pass the exam of Biochemistry
Course contents summary
Hypersensitivity diseases: antibody-dependent (type II), immune complex-mediated (type III), and delayed-type (T cell-mediated, type IV).
Immunohaematology. Blood groups and blood transfusion. Haemolitic disease of the newborn.
Robbins, Cotran “Le basi patologiche delle malattie” Vol.1 cap.6. 7 ed. 2006 Elsevier Editore