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Define acute inflammation?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Terminology

Inflammation is swelling.
It is the body's response to injury or trauma.

In brief: Terminology

Inflammation is swelling.
It is the body's response to injury or trauma.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry

In brief: Acute inflammation

By definition, acute inflammation is something which is recent.
For example an ankle sprain may cause there to be severe inflammation of the ankle and in the days after the sprain the inflammation would be considered acute. In contrast, if the inflammation of the ankle was due to arthritis and present for many weeks or months then it would be classified as chronic.

In brief: Acute inflammation

By definition, acute inflammation is something which is recent.
For example an ankle sprain may cause there to be severe inflammation of the ankle and in the days after the sprain the inflammation would be considered acute. In contrast, if the inflammation of the ankle was due to arthritis and present for many weeks or months then it would be classified as chronic.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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