Integrate what you have learned and practice applying exemplar process to other similar diseases. These items are based on class presentations and learning throughout the course. Answers should be roughly 1-2 paragraphs (1/4-1/2 of a page) or you may create a flow chart for each question item. These should be easier to answer after the presentations, but can be done prior to, if the student prefers.

Describe the similarities between the pathophysiology of the following:

1.     Rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis.

2.     Tuberculosis and histoplasmosis.

3.     Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Describe how obstructive sleep apnea leads to the following:

4.     Myocardial infarction.

5.     Childhood hyperactivity.