Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 215%

In other words, you might get 2 or 3 questions from this one Chapter.

If you can remember lists and classifications, these are the easiest 10 marks up for grabs.

Question Pattern

No nuanced patterns here. Absolutely solitary facts can be asked.

Just read every single line and Table in the chapter on Inflammation from Robbins.

Comes to around 40 pages, but densest pages with hundreds of details that can be asked.

Mug up stuff like

  • Mediators of Inflammation
  • Inflammation cascade
  • Deficiency syndromes in Inflammatory cascade
  • Complement System
  • Classes of molecules and their functions

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Major basic protein is seen in
  • Vascular changes in acute inflammation
  • First mediator to be released during inflammation
  • Opsonin – List
  • CX3C chemokines
  • Acute phase reactants – Overview
  • Pyrogens
  • Complement Deficiencies
  • IL-1 in inflammation
  • Cytokines produced by T- Cells
  • Neutrophil extracellular traps
  • Complement – Chemoattractant
  • Anti-inflammatory cytokine
  • Integrins – Example
  • Example of CXC chemokine
  • α1-antitrypsin – Overview
  • Hereditary angioneurotic edema
  • Antioxidant mechanisms
  • Compositionof Granules in neutrophils
  • Nature of leukocyte infiltrate
  • Sources of Histamine

Suggested Revision

Few lists you may have to remember

  • Selectins and their Ligands
  • Stimuli for Inflammatory response
  • Pattern-recognition receptors
  • Vasodilators in inflammation
  • Prostaglandins in inflammation
  • Mediators of Inflammation – Overview
  • Granulomatous disorders – Types and examples
  • Leucotrienes – Overview
  • Complement in Inflammation – Overview
  • Lipoxins – Overview
  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
  • Sialyl-Lewis X
  • Chemokines – Classes and members

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