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Smile Little nuggets

i call these things little nuggets.
they are things i recently came across, i had no idea of them before. i believe that knowing them can make a great difference.

for instance i had no idea that IgM is a better complement activator than IgG.

so i plan to add these little nuggets daily to this post and hope they can help someone.
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Default glands

eecrine glands- watery sweat, no smell, controls temperature and increased in anxiety via merocrine secretion (exocytosis of the sweat)

apocrine sweat gland- gives sweat its smell, axilla, mons and anus.

sebaceous glands- secrete via holocrine pattern, the cell membrane ruptures to release it content
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Default tired of mixing up the herpes?

herpes simplex viruses:

1, 2 then VEX 6,7,8

1 hsv1
2 hsv2
3 VZV
4 EBV
5 CMV, just use "X" to make the mnemonic VEX its actually VEC, but thought vex is easier to remember
6 HHV6
7 just for completeness
8 KSV

tired of confusing fifth disease and rosola, i was doing that all the time.

parvo virus, B19 is fifth disease, slapped cheeks, when you slapsomeone you need five fingers, slapped cheeks are red hence the erthyema infectiosum name.

HHV 6 is the one that causes roseola.
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Default bullous pemphigoid/pemphigus vulgaris

okay so i think in a question they will make it easy for you by mentioning a very impt point i.e the involvement or otherwise of mucous membranes. try to remember it this way

in pemphigus vulgaris vulgar things come out from your mouth/mucosa hence there IS mucosal involvement. then they will ask cell jxn is involved. so you have to first have remembered that PV involves the mucosa, you then choose desmosome.

BP does NOT involve mucosa!. the hemidesmosome are involved

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okay so i think in a question they will make it easy for you by mentioning a very impt point i.e the involvement or otherwise of mucous membranes. try to remember it this way

in pemphigus vulgaris vulgar things come out from your mouth/mucosa hence there IS mucosal involvement. then they will ask cell jxn is involved. so you have to first have remembered that PV involves the mucosa, you then choose desmosome.

BP does NOT involve mucosa!. the hemidesmosome are involved
i always remember Bullous phemphigoid for Hemidesmosomes by recalling BPH( benign prostrate hyperplasia) and the other one (desmosomes) is for other one (pemphigus vulgaris)
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Default thanks that very easy to remember

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i always remember Bullous phemphigoid for Hemidesmosomes by recalling BPH( benign prostrate hyperplasia) and the other one (desmosomes) is for other one (pemphigus vulgaris)
thanks that easy to rememebr, the thing is that i saw a question that all they did was list some symptoms and ask whisch cell jxn was involved. the key i think to getting that question was that they mentioned mucosa involvement so it was PV, its easy to mix them.
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i always remember Bullous phemphigoid for Hemidesmosomes by recalling BPH( benign prostrate hyperplasia) and the other one (desmosomes) is for other one (pemphigus vulgaris)
hahahha that os so cool, cuz i share the exact same mnemonic, i made the same mnemonic ... i also picture BPH as prostate and think about DRE, since we do DRE with our skin, we feel the prostate in that exam with our skin, so this disease involves skin!
and other one involves other.. skin plus mucosa!
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Default spinosum, psoariasis

in PS-oariasis the SP-inosum layer of the epidermis is increased. PS SP, thats the link to remembering which layer is increased. increased spinosum is called acanthosis, i still have no code to tie that in but, the PS SP code has helped me.
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