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Pathology lab 3 acute inflammation

  1. 1. Acute Inflammation
  2. 2. Acute inflammation is marked by an increase in inflammatory cells. Perhaps the simplest indicator of acute inflammation is an increase in the white blood cell count in the peripheral blood, here marked by an increase in segmented neutrophils (PMN's).
  3. 3. The diagram shown here illustrates the process of exudation, aided by endothelial cell contraction and vasodilation, which typically is most pronounced in venules. Chemical mediators producing endothelial contraction include: histamine, leukotrienes, bradykinin, platelet activating factor, and the C3a and C5a components from complement activation. Mediators of this process over a longer term include tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1. Chemical mediators that promote vasodilation include: histamine, prostaglandins, and nitric oxide
  4. 4. As in the preceding diagram, here PMN's that are marginated along the dilated venule wall (arrow) are squeezing through the basement membrane and spilling out into extravascular space.
  5. 5. This is one of the simplest forms of fluid collection--a simple friction blister of the fingertip. The fluid is low in cells and protein, giving the blister the clear, watery appearance seen here
  6. 6. Here is simple edema, or fluid collection within tissues. This is "pitting" edema because, on physical examination, you can press your finger into the skin and soft tissue and leave a depression
  7. 7. Here is an example of fluid collection into a body cavity, or an effusion. This is a right pleural effusion (in a baby). Note the clear, pale yellow appearance of the fluid. This is a serous effusion
  8. 8. Extravascular fluid collections can be classified as follows Exudate: extravascular fluid collection that is rich in protein and/or cells. Fluid appears grossly cloudy. Transudate: extravascular fluid collection that is basically an ultrafiltrate of plasma with little protein and few or no cells. Fluid appears grossly clear. Effusions into body cavities can be further described as follows: Serous: a transudate with mainly edema fluid and few cells. Serosanguinous: an effusion with red blood cells. Fibrinous (serofibrinous): fibrin strands are derived from a protein-rich exudate. Purulent: numerous PMN's are present. Also called "empyema" in the pleural space.
  9. 9. Collection of fluid in a space is a transudate. If this fluid is protein- rich or has many cells then it becomes an exudate. The large amount of fibrin in such fluid can form a fibrinous exudate on body cavity surfaces. Here, the pericardial cavity has been opened to reveal a fibrinous pericarditis with strands of stringy pale fibrin between visceral and parietal pericardium
  10. 10. This yellow-green exudate on the surface of an inflamed, hyperemic (erythematous) bowel mucosa consists of many neutrophils along with fibrin and amorphous debris from dying cells
  11. 11. foreign body type giant cell Here is a at the upper left of center adjacent to a segment of vegetable material aspirated into the lung. Such foreign body giant cells have nuclei scattered haphazardly about the cell
  12. 12. Polymorphonucleocytes
  13. 13. Monocytes
  14. 14. Eosinophils
  15. 15. Basophils
  16. 16. Lymphocytes
  17. 17. This is an acute meningitis, with a tan-yellow exudate obscuring the sulci
  18. 18. The diffuse erythema (redness) of the mucosa is characteristic for the vasodilation accompanying acute inflammation.
  19. 19. Pathology: the Hidden Science that Saves LivesPathology: the Hidden Science that Saves Lives Pathology: is the Science behind the CurePathology: is the Science behind the Cure • This pathology lab is prepared by, Dr. Omar Emad Ibrahim , Pathology Dep. Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Thamar University . • The images is taken from Pathology Second Edition by Alan Stevens .&, James Lowe. • Internet.

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