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Can inflammation affect internal organs?

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  • Inflammation can affect organs as part of an autoimmune disorder. The type of symptoms depend on which organs are affected. For example: Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis) may cause shortness of breath or fluid retention.
  • Inflammation of the small tubes that transport air to the lungs may cause shortness of breath.
  • Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) may cause high blood pressure or kidney failure.

From: What Is Inflammation? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/13/2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal and Skin Diseases: "Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal and Skin Diseases: "Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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