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Related to red infarct: white infarct
an infarct red in color from infiltration of blood from collateral vessels into the necrotic area.
Etymology: AS, read + L, infarcire, to stuff
a pathological change that occurs in brain tissue that has been rendered ischemic by lack of blood. With restricted blood flow, diapedesis of red blood cells occurs into the parenchyma of the brain without actually producing a well-formed hematoma, producing only infiltration of erythrocytes.
An infarct that is swollen and red as a result of hemorrhage. Synonym: hemorrhagic infarct
See also: infarct