Causes of Acute inflammation

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Causes of Acute inflammation

This is the initial tissue reaction to a wide range of agents. Accumulation of neutrophil polymorphs in the extracellular space is diagnostic. It lasts hours to days. It is usually described with the suffix ‘-itis’.
Causes
  • Physical and chemical, e.g. mechanical trauma, X-rays, acid, alkali.
  • Infection: bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, or protozoa.
  • Ischaemia.
  • Hypersensitivity.

 

Category: Pathology, Surgery

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