Phlebologie 2016; 45(05): 308-309
DOI: 10.12687/phleb2334-5-2016
Review Article
Schattauer GmbH

Chronic recurrent infections and immunopathy

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
A. Miller
1   Fachärztin für Dermatologie und Venerologie Allergologie – Phlebologie/Lymphologie, die hautexperten, Berlin, Germany
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Publication History

Received: 10 August 2016

Accepted: 16 August 2016

Publication Date:
22 December 2017 (online)


In the immune system the lymphatic system has a central function. Starting with absorption and transport of the antigen to the lymphatic nodes it initiates the production of antibodies. Many substances like fat, proteins and cell detritus can only be absorbed and transported by the lymphatic system. A defect of this systems reduces defence and increase the risk of infection. Any inflammation includes and intensifies lymphoedema. Therefore early and sufficient therapy is important.