Generally, inflammation is classified into two types based on the defense capacity of the host and duration of response.
- Acute inflammation
- Chronic inflammation
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It is short duration and represents the early body reaction and is usually followed by healing.
Examples of diseases, conditions that can result in acute inflammation include.
- Acute bronchitis
- Sore throat from a cold or flu
- Acute sinusitis
- Acute tonsillitis
- Acute dermatitis
It is of a longer duration and it occurs either after the causative agents of acute inflammation persists for a long time. The characteristics features of chronic inflammation are present of chronic inflammatory cells such as lymphocytes, plasma cells, and macrophages.
Macrophages(phagocytic cells) derived from monocytes in a loose connective tissue wall of blood vessels, they are interacting with lymphocytes and facilitate antibody production.
Example of disease and condition with chronic inflammation:
Difference between Acute inflammation and Chronic inflammation
|non-degradable pathogens that cause persist inflammation with some type of virus
|hydrolytic enzyme and reactive oxygen species
|fever, leukocytosis, inflammation of lymph node.
|fever, anemia, leukocytosis.
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