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]

Innate immune system

Barriers[edit]

Mucosal immune system

Inflammation[edit]

Complement[edit]

Leukocytes[edit]

Natural killer cells[edit]

Main article: Natural killer cell

Adaptive immune system[edit]

Adaptive immune system

Lymphocytes[edit]

Immunological memory[edit]

Immunodeficiency[edit]

Autoimmunity[edit]

Hypersensitivity[edit]

Chronic fatigue syndrome[edit]

There is evidence of immune dysregulation in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Reduced natural killer cell function.[1]

Elevated regulatory T cells[2]

Learn more[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24343819
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24343819


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