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What is inflammation?

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Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.

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 October 15, 2020

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 October 15, 2020

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