Collection: Immune/ Lymphatic System

The immune/lymphatic system is a network of lymphatic vessels that drains excess tissue fluid from the body, filters it through lymph nodes, exposes it to white blood cells of the immune system and returns the fluid to the circulatory system. Its function is the draining of excess tissue fluid and immune defense of the body.

Common Ailments:

  • Allergies (e.g., hay fever, allergic rhinitis).
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis).
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • Mononucleosis (Mono).
  • Lymphoma (e.g., Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma).
  • Leukemia.
  • Immunodeficiency disorders (e.g., primary immunodeficiency disorders).
  • Infectious mononucleosis (caused by the Epstein-Barr virus).
  • Lymphedema.
  • Sarcoidosis.