One beautiful warm day in June, you are on a picnic and are stung on your finger by a bee. Although it hurt a little, you are soon enjoying the early summer day. The next morning you wake up to find that your finger is swollen, quite stiff, red, and warmer than the rest of your fingers. In addition, you seem to have a bit of a fever.
Read the following scenario. Upon completion, answer the questions
- Discuss which parts of the immune system seem to be activated
- Explain which classic responses to injury you experienced
- Explain which cytokines and cell types were probably most responsible for many of your symptoms.