Chapter 6 Chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is characterized by tissue damage and attempts at repair occurring simultaneously. It may follow acute inflammation, or it may occur ab initio without preceding acute inflammation. Examples of chronic inflammatory processes that develop without a preceding acute phase are:

The inflammatory cells that characterize the chronic inflammatory response histologically are macrophages and their derivatives, lymphocytes, plasma cells and eosinophils. Pathologists refer to them as the ‘chronic inflammatory cells’. Unless present in the tissue already, these cells are recruited to the site of inflammation by a process similar to that described for neutrophils in Ch. 5. Vascular events are involved in chronic inflammation, similar to those that occur in acute inflammation.

Jul 3, 2016 | Posted by in MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE | Comments Off on inflammation
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