last updated 17-05-2022

Inflammation

Inflammation

Inflammation as it would appear in asthma or COPD:

  • increase in number of inflammatory cells
  • edema
  • dilated blood vessels (not shown)
  • excessive mucus

Also note that the smooth muscle can 1) contract resulting in bronchospasm, and 2) hypertrophy, as it would be seen in asthma.