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III. What are the types of inflammation?

The simplest classification is ACUTE and CHRONIC inflammation. How do we recognise them?

1. Acute inflammation

Robbins: “Acute inflammation is a rapid host response that serves to deliver leukocytes and plasma proteins, such as antibodies, to sites of infection or tissue injury.”

Examples: Acute appendicitis, abscess


Robbins: Chronic inflammation is inflammation of prolonged duration (weeks or months) in which inflammation, tissue injury and attempts at repair co-exist, in varying combinations

Examples: Autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus), tuberculosis infection

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