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chronic inflammation

inflammation in which the cell population is especially:
-plasma cells


clinical presentations of chronic inflammation

no real "sore bit"
patients present with malaise and weight loss.
There is also loss of function in structures affected.


causes of chronic inflammation.

-arising from acute inflammation, cause is not dealt with eg. peptic ulcer, acne, osteomyelitis.
-arising as a primary lesion.


causes of chronic inflammation from a primary lesion

-autoimmune disease
-materials resistant to digestion
-exogenous substances, sutures, metal and plastic
-endogenous substances, necrotic tissue, keratin


organisation following acute inflammation

-granulation tissue forms
-replaced by fibrous tissue


negative effects of fibrous tissue production, scarring

-causes reduced lung volume and difficulty breathing
-causes adhesion between loops of bowel