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what organs are not part of the immune system?

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Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
All organs: The immune system functions to a degree in all the organs of your body. So, an infection anywhere will eventually be noticed and attacked. Certain organs, like the brain, eye, and testes are immune "privileged"--the immune cells will ignore those tissues to minimize the chance of disrupting their function. That is, unless something is seriously wrong (like a major infection).
Answered on Jan 11, 2015

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