Harold E Buttram, MD and Catherine J Frompovich,
Signatory to International Medical Council on Vaccination,
01 June 2011.
Inflammation is a biochemical process resulting from pathogens, irritants, or damaged cells. It should not be compared to infection, although inflammation can result from infection. A cascade of biochemical events propagates and matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue.