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Everyday Example of Acute Inflammation


Callie l sustained a deep cut on her little finger. It is used as an antiseptic cream and covered the wound with an adhesive bandage. A few hours later, damaged finger is quite painful. When Callie applies pressure to the area near the wound, she feels the heat and the pressure of her touch would be quite painful. Finger looks red and swollen.

What is the source of redness?

The redness associated with increased blood flow in injuiy site.

What is the main source of swelling?

The main source swelling caused by the entry of a liquid in the subcutaneous tissue. Input cells of connective tissue, as well as to help the swelling.

What causes heat?

Heat inflamed area results from the increased blood flow to the area that brings warmth.

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