What are the four most common signs of the inflammatory response?

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Jul 11, 2016

In Latin, it is rubor, tumor, calor and dolor.


In English, the 4 most common signs of inflammatory response is redness, swelling, heat (fever) and pain. It can be a combination 2 or more of the ones mentioned. For example, someone got cut deeply with a knife and then refused to treat it then that wound will accumulate bacteria which will trigger the immune response to combat the germs that got into the wound. The body will make your temperature increase hence a fever, the white blood cells will attack the germs and the by product is pus hence the swelling and redness and the pain because of damaged nerves from the infection.