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Inflammation is the body's response to injury or infection. It may
result in pain, swelling, redness, warmth, or loss of function of the affected
In some cases inflammation develops as part of a disease process,
such as the inflammation that occurs in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory
bowel disease, asthma, or an allergic reaction.
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
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