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Gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)

Lymphoid tissue in the gut, the gut part of MALT , which is comprised of the following :

  • Tonsils .
  • Adenoids (Waldeyer's ring). The tonsils and adenoids are made of lymph tissue and help to fight off infection. Largest in childhood and gradually shrink throughout life.
  • Peyer's patches .
  • Lymphoid aggregates in the appendix and large intestine.
  • Lymphoid tissue accumulating with age in the stomach.
  • Small lymphoid aggregates in the oesophagus.
  • Diffusely distributed lymphoid cells and plasma cells in the lamina propria of the gut.



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