How do the integumentary and immune systems work together?

1 Answer
Jan 8, 2016

The integumentary system serves as a primary barrier to infection. Aside from this, our skin is also naturally acidic, it serves as an infavorable thriving environment for pathogenic organisms.


The skin's normal flora like the Staphylococci, Propionebacteria, Micrococci serves as good soldiers, effectively warning off transient bacteria. In cases of fungal infection, the immune system would produce cell mediated immunity against the mcrobes, increasing the stratum corneum turnover thus shedding the fungus from the skin surface.