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Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Infection

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Local signs of inflammation
1. Pain, swelling, redness, warmth
- If bacterial - purulent exudate
- If viral - serous, clear exudates
- The color and other characteristics of the exudates and tissue may help to identify the microorganism.
Systemic signs of inflammation
1. Fever may be present (but not always)
2. Fatigue and weakness
3. Headache
4. Nausea
If bacterial what type of exudate?
purulent exudate
If viral what type of exudate?
serous, clear exudates