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Brian HasekBrian Hasek

I’m not an immunologist or rheumatologist, but it’s the body’s response to injury or invader. It generally involves the response of injured or infected tissue in the form of chemical signals. The signals recruit immune cells to respond to damaged cells or pathogens. Acute inflammation is generally helpful. Chronic inflammation isn’t so good. Also, a balance to catabolic and anabolic responses are important with respect to injury response.