Healthy macrophage
Monocytes are a type of white blood cell that help your body fight infections. They're part of your immune system and turn into other cells like Dendritic Cells and Macrophages to protect you from harmful infections.
Dendritic Cell
Dendritic cells are important white blood cells that help your body recognize and respond to invaders. They act like scouts, capturing foreign substances and presenting them to other immune cells to start a defense.
Macrophages are large white blood cells that swallow and destroy harmful particles, like bacteria or dead cells. They play a major role in keeping your body clean and healthy.
Diseased macrophage
Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki Disease is an illness that mainly affects young children and causes inflammation in blood vessels. It's related to Monocytes because these cells are involved in the inflammation process, which can damage blood vessels and other tissues.
Acute Myocarditis
Acute Myocarditis is a condition where the Heart muscle becomes inflamed, often caused by a virus. Dendritic Cells play a role in this disease by presenting viral particles to other immune cells, which can lead to an excessive immune response that damages the Heart.
Septic Shock
Septic Shock is a severe infection that can cause organ failure and low blood pressure. Macrophages contribute to Septic Shock because they release substances that contribute to the body's overwhelming inflammatory response, worsening the condition.
macrophage Treatment
Kawasaki Disease -> Monocyte
IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) is a treatment for Kawasaki Disease that involves injecting antibodies into the bloodstream. It helps by calming the overactive immune response and reducing inflammation in blood vessels.
Acute Myocarditis -> Dendritic Cell
Lisinopril is a medication used to treat Acute Myocarditis by lowering blood pressure and reducing the workload on the Heart. This helps the Heart heal by giving it a chance to rest and recover from the inflammation caused by the disease.
Septic Shock -> Macrophage
Carbapenem is a type of antibiotic that treats Septic Shock by killing the bacteria causing the infection. It works by preventing bacteria from forming a cell wall, which controls the infection and improves the patient's condition.

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