Number of Peyer’s patches in the small intestine

Range ~339 patches/small intestine
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference McConnell EL, Basit AW, Murdan S. Measurements of rat and mouse gastrointestinal pH, fluid and lymphoid tissue, and implications for in-vivo experiments. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2008 Jan60(1):63-70. p.64 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18088506
Primary Source Cornes, J. S. (1965) Number, size and distribution of Peyer’s patches in the human small intestine. Gut 6: 225–229PubMed ID18668776
Comments "Like the small intestine, the colon contains gut-associated lymphoid tissue. In man, there are approximately 339 Peyer’s patches (primary source) in the small intestine, and approximately 12,000–18,000 follicles in the large intestine (Langman & Rowland 1986, 1992 Gebbers et al 1992 BNID 110512)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110511