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Alzheimer type II cells 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Friday, November 23 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Friday, November 23 2007.

Alzheimer type II cells are most closely associated with which of the following conditions?


 
        A) Alzheimer dementia
 
        B) Dementia with Lewy bodies
 
        C) Colon cancer
 
        D) Lupus
 
        E) Renal disease
 

 


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A) Alzheimer dementia

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Alzheimer type II cells are a form of reactive astrocytes.  They are seen in conditions which result in hyperammonemia, such as renal disease and liver disease.  They are not related to Alzheimer dementia.  (See References)

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B) Dementia with Lewy bodies

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Alzheimer type II cells are a form of reactive astrocytes.  They are seen in conditions which result in hyperammonemia, such as renal disease and liver disease.  (See References)

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C) Colon cancer

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Alzheimer type II cells are a form of reactive astrocytes.  They are seen in conditions which result in hyperammonemia, such as renal disease and liver disease.  (See References)

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D) Lupus

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Alzheimer type II cells are a form of reactive astrocytes.  They are seen in conditions which result in hyperammonemia, such as renal disease and liver disease.  (See References)

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E) Renal disease

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Alzheimer type II cells are a form of reactive astrocytes.  They are seen in conditions which result in hyperammonemia, such as renal disease and liver disease.  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia.
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Alzheimer type II cells 01
Question ID: 112307128
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 11/23/2007
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