III. What are the types of inflammation?

The simplest classification is ACUTE and CHRONIC inflammation. How do we recognise them?

1. Acute inflammation

Robbins: “Acute inflammation is a rapid host response that serves to deliver leukocytes and plasma proteins, such as antibodies, to sites of infection or tissue injury.”

Examples: Acute appendicitis, abscess

Table 2 Charc Acute infln


2. Chronic inflammation

Robbins: “Chronic inflammation is inflammation of prolonged duration (weeks or months) in which inflammation, tissue injury and attempts at repair co-exist, in varying combinations.”

Examples: Autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus), tuberculosis infection

Table 3 Chronic infln