A 39-year-old member asked:
is the lymphatic system the same thing as the immune system?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Not really: Lymph nodes are stations connected by chains lymphatics they are the filter for toxins and alert soldiers like tonsils are the first soldiers and try to limit infection there. Immunity is in blood igg and mucous iga.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is the lymphatic system one and the same as the immune system?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Not quite: Lymphatic system is geared towards removing excess fluid from the tissues, even though it traverses the lymph nodes. Immune system includes, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, liver and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue in lung and intestine, tonsils, adenoids etc.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2013
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