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What Is Inflammation? Two Immunologists Explain How the Body Responds to Everything from Stings to Vaccination and Why It Sometimes Goes Wrong.  

Author:  Prakash Nagarkatti.; Mitzi Nagarkatti.

Source: Volume 24, Number 03, Summer 2023 , pp.75-76(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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While inflammation is commonly associated with the pain of an injury or the many diseases it can cause, it is an important part of the normal immune response. The authors, immunologists who study how the immune system reacts during infections, vaccination and autoimmune diseases where the body starts attacking itself, examine the problems that arise when this normally helpful function overreacts or overstays its welcome.

Keywords: Inflammation as a Cause of Disease

Affiliations:  1: University of South Carolina; 2: University of South Carolina.

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