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Health and wellness: how much do gunshot wounds increase someone's inflammation levels?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: What do you mean

What do you mean by inflammation levels ? Can you be more specific ?

In brief: What do you mean

What do you mean by inflammation levels ? Can you be more specific ?
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gunshot

Gunshot wounds can increase the inflammatory levels, just as would any injury to the body.
Unable to ascertain how high those levels would go; and its possible that the inflammatory markets would not show much elevation when tested. It is injury and patient specific.

In brief: Gunshot

Gunshot wounds can increase the inflammatory levels, just as would any injury to the body.
Unable to ascertain how high those levels would go; and its possible that the inflammatory markets would not show much elevation when tested. It is injury and patient specific.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Depends on damage

Wounds lead to an inflammatory response on the path to healing.
Gunshot wounds range from very small to large and life-threatening. So a small gunshot wound may not increase inflammation level much and likewise a large gunshot wound can lead to organ failure, high levels of inflammation and even death.

In brief: Depends on damage

Wounds lead to an inflammatory response on the path to healing.
Gunshot wounds range from very small to large and life-threatening. So a small gunshot wound may not increase inflammation level much and likewise a large gunshot wound can lead to organ failure, high levels of inflammation and even death.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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