Medical Dictionary: Acute inflammation
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Acute inflammation: Another name for Acute infections.
Acute inflammation (condition): Sudden and usually intense condition; opposite to ongoing chronic infections.
Acute inflammation: Acute infections usually last a short time, but
they can make you feel very uncomfortable, with signs and symptoms such as
tiredness, achiness, coughing, and sneezing. The common cold is such an
infection. The signs and symptoms of a cold can last for 2 to 24 days (but
usually a week), though it may seem like a lot longer. Once your body's
immune system has successfully fought off one of the many different types
of rhinoviruses that caused your cold, the cold doesn't come back. If you
get another cold, it's probably because you have been infected with
someone else's rhinoviruses.
More information on medical condition: Acute infections:
1. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID
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