1. Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire.
2. Caused or characterized by inflammation: inflammatory arthritis.
3. Relating to or involved in inflammation: inflammatory cells.
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synovial fluid analysis Lab medicine The evaluation of SF obtained by aspiration from the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, less commonly from another joint; SFA is commonly performed on younger Pts to detect infection–eg,
with staphylococcus or TB and in older Pts to categorize type of inflammation–eg, rheumatoid arthritis, pseudogout, exclude gout
Synovial fluid analysis*
Type Appearance Glucose‡ WBC/mL PMNs Viscosity
Normal Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 200/µL < 25% ↑
Noninflammatory Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 2000/µL < 25% ↑
Inflammatory Slightly turbid < 20 mg/dL <5000/µL < 50% ↓
Septic-mild Turbid < 40 mg/dL <50,000/µL 50-90% ↓
Septic-severe Turbid/purulent> 20 mg/dL >50,000/µL > 90% ↓
*after JB Henry, Ed, Clinical Diagnosis & Management by Laboratory Methods, 18th edition, WB Saunders, 1991
‡Synovial fluid and blood difference
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Patient discussion about inflammatory
Q. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be? Hello…… I am 27, female and I have noticed a little lump on my left breast. It is light pink in color and it irritates when touched a little. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be?
A. Do not worry! These are normal for young woman as they get pink lumps on their breast from time to time. It doesn’t looks like a symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer. It may be a cyst, swollen gland, bruise, or something else. Your one breast would be larger than the other, if it’s inflammatory breast cancer. You should go to the doctor and have breast examination to conclude your problem.
Q. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared … What do you think that this could be? Hello…… I am 27, female and I have noticed a little lump on my left breast. It is light pink in color and it irritates when touched a little. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be?
A. Inflammatory breast cancer usually presents as a more diffuse discoloration (usually brawny) of the skin or "orange peel" appearance. The findings you describe may represent cyst or localized infection. In addition, you're quite young, so breast cancer is not the common diagnosis of breast lumps at your age.
However, making diagnosis over the net, without even seeing you is both unreliable and inappropriate, so consulting a doctor may be wise.
Q. Today doctor removed my stunt of kidney. It inflamate while urination.. till How long i will feel like this?
A. You should consult your doctor, since instruments in the kidney and urinary tracts can cause infections (even after removing them), that may cause symptoms like you describe.More discussions about inflammatory
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