Last updated:06.05.2015

Name of the Lecture:Chronic Inflammation

Required Prior Knowledge:

Pathology of acute inflammation

Basic histology of blood cells

Aim of the Lecture:

Goals of the lecture:

Lecture Outlines:

  • Terms used for inflammation in Turkish

  • Features of acute and chronic inflammation

  • Definition of chronic inflammation

  • Features of chronic inflammation

  • Chronic inflammation may arise from

    • Acute inflammation

    • Persistent infections

    • Immune system disorders

    • Prolonged exposure to toxins

  • Acute and chronic inflammation together

    • Neutrophils in chronic inflammation
  • Examples of chronic inflammation

  • Cells of chronic inflammation

    • Macrophages

    • Lymphocytes

    • Eosinophils

    • Mast Cells

  • Granulomatous Inflammation

    • Tuberculosis

    • Foreign type giant cell reaction

    • Sarcoidosis

    • Crohn disease

    • Fungal infections

  • Systemic effects of Inflammation

    • Acute phase reaction

    • Fever

    • Leukocytosis


  1. Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edition

  2. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th edition

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