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Encyclopedia > Chronic inflammatory

Chronic inflammation (also known as chronic systemic inflammation) is an inflammatory immune response of prolonged duration that eventually leads to tissue damage. Chronic inflammation is differentiated from acute inflammation by extended duration, lasting anywhere from a week to an indefinite time frame. The exact nature of chronic inflammation depends on the causative agent and the body's attempts to ameliorate it. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An abscess on the skin, showing the redness and swelling characteristic of inflammation. ... An abscess on the skin, showing the redness and swelling characteristic of inflammation. ... A request has been made on Wikipedia for this article to be deleted in accordance with the deletion policy. ... Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function. ...

Chronic inflamation may develop as a progression from acute inflammation if the original stimulus persists or after repeated episodes of acute inflammation. Examples of diseases that can cause chronic inflammation include tuberculosis, chronic cholecystitis, bronchiectasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), silicosis and other Pneumoconiosis and an implanted foreign body in a wound among many others. Look up chronic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease that is caused by mycobacteria, primarily Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. ... This disease was discovered by Mr. ... In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine and, in some cases, the small intestine. ... Crohns disease (also known as regional enteritis) is a chronic, episodic, inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by transmural inflammation (affecting the entire wall of the involved bowel) and skip lesions (areas of inflammation with areas of normal lining in between). ... Silicosis (also known as Grinders disease) is a form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, and is marked by inflammation and scarring in forms of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs. ... Pneumoconiosis, also known as coal workers pneumoconiosis, miners asthma, or black lung disease, is a lung condition caused by the inhalation of dust, characterized by formation of nodular fibrotic changes in lungs. ...

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An abscess on the skin, showing the redness and swelling characteristic of inflammation. ...




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