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Chronic Inflammation.

Authors

Pahwa R1, Singh A2, Jialal I3.

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StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Dec 13.

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1
National Institute of Health
2
National Cancer Institute, NIH
3
VA MEDICAL CENTER, MATHER, CA

Excerpt

Inflammation is part of the body's defense mechanism. It is the process by which the immune system recognizes and removes harmful stimuli and begins the healing process. There are generally two types of inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation.[1][2][3] Acute Inflammation Tissue damage due to trauma, microbial invasion, or noxious compounds all induce acute inflammation. It starts rapidly, becomes severe in a short time and symptoms may last for a few days for example cellulitis or acute pneumonia. Subacute inflammation is the period between acute and chronic inflammation and may last 2 to 6 weeks. Chronic Inflammation Chronic inflammation is also referred to as slow, long-term inflammation lasting for prolonged periods of several months to years. Generally, the extent and effects of chronic inflammation vary with the cause of the injury and the ability of the body to repair and overcome the damage. This article reviews chronic inflammation.

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