Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissues (MALT)

Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissues (MALT)

The main sites of entry for microbes into the body are through mucosal surfaces. Hence, the majority (>50%) of lymphoid tissue in the human body is located within the lining of the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary tracts. Small concentrations of lymphoid tissue are also found in thyroid, breast, lung, salivary glands, eye, and skin. Image Source: DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01701-2015 These lymphoid tissues collectively are thus … Read more Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissues (MALT)