Immunology

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Immunology covers the study of the immune system. In cats, immunology is concerned with such topics as vaccines, immune-mediated diseases (Lupus and EGC), hypersensitivities (atopy) and immune deficiencies (such as FIV).

Generally speaking, there are a broad range of diseases and disease process in which immunology is a primary instigator of disease or the primary target for disease. Such topics include:

  • Vaccines
Latest vaccine protocols
AVA vaccine recommendations (.pdf)
  • Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity
  • Allergic diseases:
Atopy
Food allergy dermatitis
Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases:
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Pemphigus
Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia
Eosinophilic granuloma complex
Lymphocytic plasmacytic stomatitis
Polymyositis
Immune-mediated articular disease
Immune-mediated keratitis
Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia
  • Basic feline immunology (Sourced from Wikivet.net)
Host invasion by microorganisms
Lymphoreticular System - Anatomy & Physiology
The Innate Immune System
The Adaptive Immune System
Immunoglobulins
Complement
Cytokines
Materno-fetal immunity
Immunodeficiencies