grey hepatisation

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grey hepatisation


Definition A term referring to a phase of lobar pneumonia, typically occurring in the first week of infection, at which time the lobe is covered with fibrin; the cut surface is grey, dry, and granular, alveoli are filled with fibrinous exudate composed of degenerating neutrophils and the inflammation is interconnected through the pores of Kohn. 

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