Immune system

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The immune system is primarily formed by the innate immune system which we are born with, and the adaptive immune system which learns how to fight pathogens (for example from vaccines, or infections we contract).

Innate immune system[edit | edit source]

Innate immune system

Barriers[edit | edit source]

Mucosal immune system

Inflammation[edit | edit source]

Complement[edit | edit source]

Leukocytes[edit | edit source]

Natural killer cells[edit | edit source]

Adaptive immune system[edit | edit source]

Adaptive immune system

Lymphocytes[edit | edit source]

Immunological memory[edit | edit source]

Immunodeficiency[edit | edit source]

Autoimmunity[edit | edit source]

Hypersensitivity[edit | edit source]

Chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]

There is evidence of immune dysregulation in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Reduced natural killer cell function.[1]

Elevated regulatory T cells[2]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

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