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What will happen if I shut off inflammation totally?

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2011 11:05 pm
Hi:

Let's say I take a magic pill that completely, instantly, and permanently shuts off all my inflammatory and pro-inflammatory systems but does not directly affect my anti-inflammatory systems. What will be the drawbacks?


Thanks,

GX
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2011 11:26 pm
@Green Xenon,
Well, cuts wouldn't heal. They'd probably get infected, sepsis and you'd die.
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2011 11:31 pm
@Ceili,
Aren't most fatalities associated with septicemia due to massive clotting of blood cause by the inflammatory response to the infection?

Without inflammation, the chances of disseminated intravascular coagulation are rather slim. Right?
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