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chronic inflammation

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

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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.

3

causes of chronic inflammation.

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

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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

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organisation following acute inflammation

-granulation tissue forms
-replaced by fibrous tissue

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negative effects of fibrous tissue production, scarring

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