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Do the biliary tracts have their own defensive system?

Konstanty Ślusarczyk, Robert Jarosz, Wacław Kuczmik
Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(1):45-48.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
Published online: 2002-04-24

Abstract

The concept of common immune system of mucous membranes (MALT) was presented, MALT exists in diffuse form (d-MALT) and as aggregations of organized lymphatic tissue (o-MALT).
The hypothesis of the existence of an analogous defensive system in biliary tracts walls was presented. On their own preliminary results the authors conclude on the presence of d-MALT in biliary tracts walls. This may be explained by the influence of the route of pathogen invasion.

Abstract

The concept of common immune system of mucous membranes (MALT) was presented, MALT exists in diffuse form (d-MALT) and as aggregations of organized lymphatic tissue (o-MALT).
The hypothesis of the existence of an analogous defensive system in biliary tracts walls was presented. On their own preliminary results the authors conclude on the presence of d-MALT in biliary tracts walls. This may be explained by the influence of the route of pathogen invasion.
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Keywords

mucous membranes; biliary tracts; mucosa associated lymphatic tissue (MALT)

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Title

Do the biliary tracts have their own defensive system?

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2002)

Pages

45-48

Published online

2002-04-24

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(1):45-48.

Keywords

mucous membranes
biliary tracts
mucosa associated lymphatic tissue (MALT)

Authors

Konstanty Ślusarczyk
Robert Jarosz
Wacław Kuczmik

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