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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Acute Inflammation

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

Inflammation: An acute inflammation can last days whereas a chronic inflammation can last weeks, months or even years. ...Read more

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What causes "inflammation" of the duodenum?

What causes "inflammation" of the duodenum?

Many things: A bacterial infection could cause this (helicobacter). Excessive acid production can cause this. Medications (aspirin, ibuprofen) can cause this. Stress can cause this. There are many other causes. Acid peptic disease is the more common cause along with the h. Pylori infection. Treatment is available. Rarely now is surgery needed. Diagnostics are readily available. See a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Ophthalmologist: Only an ophthalmologist is going to be able to sort this out, and pretty easily. Yes, there are literally thousands of causes of these conditions. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

See remark: Very broad question ? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney ,due to many causes such as presence of stone,infection in the blood stream,infection of bladder due to abnormality of the ureters allowing germs to travel from bladder to the kidneys (this is most common) It is a SERIOUS matter. You should see a specialist,since long standing infection leads to serious complication . ...Read more

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What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

Kidney inflammation: Bacterial, viral, rheumatoid diseases, glomerulonephritis. Lets do 2nd opinion and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain?

What causes inflammation of the brain?

Brain inflammation: Can be cauysed by infectious or autoimmune (collagen-vascular) conditions, or some other brain insult. For example edema or inflammation surrounding a bleed or tumor. ...Read more

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Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Because it's 1 of--: -autoimmune diseases, & these R characterized as inflammatory diseases. The cause is not fully known. There R many diseases that R so classified such as lupus.erythema nodosum (sp). The response is actually the body's immune system gone wild, & attacks the host body. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute tubular necrosis?

What are the causes of acute tubular necrosis?

Ischemia, drugs: Acute tubular necrosis (atn) can happen if the kidney has severely reduced blood supply (ischemia). This could be caused by hypotension (very low blood pressure), volume depletion (as a result of illness or trauma), problems with the blood vessels supplying the kidneys (renal artery blockage), and drugs that affect the flow of blood to the kidneys. Drugs and toxins can also directly cause atn. ...Read more

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What are the primary causes of cellular inflammation?

What are the primary causes of cellular inflammation?

It's a complex set: of different pathways. Lipid breakdown products, oxygen free radicals, and a host of particular local hormones all play roles and interact with each other. Trauma (mechanical, chemical, temperatture) is the usual trigger and starts eachof the pathways mentioned. ...Read more

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Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Infection: No, many agents responsible for infectious colitis can affect numerous portions of the GI tract and are seldom confined to a specific area. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

CIDP: This is an immune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and involves an attack of the myelin coverings of mainly the motor nerves, but can be seen occasionally affecting sensory fibers also. Cidp can be controlled with steroids or ivig, but relapses can occur, and lifelong treatment is often required. Weakness in arms, legs, and face, most common. ...Read more

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What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

Inflammation: If you have pancreatic inflammation surely that was discovered and managed by your doctor and/or a specialist. There are many causes of pancreatic inflammation - please go on line and look for some easy to read topics on this problem. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammation of the esophagus and stomach?

What causes chronic inflammation of the esophagus and stomach?

Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus can be due to acid reflux from the stomach, fungal infection from candida, meds like antiinflammatories (motrin, advil), and precancerous conditions like barrett's esophagus. Inflammation of the stomach is usually due to a bacteria called h.Pylori, and also antiinflammatory meds. ...Read more

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What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excessive exposure to radiation has also been implicated. Cllhas been linked to pesticide exposure in some-but not all-studies. In animals, diseases like cll are usually caused by a virus. In practice a doctor rarely finds the cause of a patients leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

Multiple: Pericardial inflammation can occur from renal failure, tb, malignancy, bacterial infection or most commonly, viral inflammation. Also rheumatoid disease and other autoimmune problems. After a heart attack, dressler's syndrome is inflammation of the pericardium and after heart surgery, blood or fluid can accumulate and cause inflammation. Radiation is also a source. All can lead to constrictive per. ...Read more

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What causes an inflammation of the heart?

What causes an inflammation of the heart?

Multiple factors: Viral infection, bactrial infection, autoimmune disorders, ischemia with or without infarction and tumor infiltration can all casue inflammation of various parts of the heart. ...Read more