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how do autoimmune diseases impact the lymphatic system?

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May or may not: Some autoimmune disease can lymph node enlargement. The lymphatic system has within it many of the immune reactive cells like lymphocytes and macrophages. These cells interact and are involved in the immune response. There are many other substances within the lymphatic system that also involved in the lymphatic system. The inflmmation that occurs can cause the lymph nodes can increase
Answered on May 3, 2015

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