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excess fluid in the cavities of the body like peritoneum or pleura
edema fluid with a low protein content, minimal vascular damage, in non-inflammatory conditions.
edema fluid with a high protein content, which frequently contains inflammatory cells.
Serous exudate/effusion
absence of a cellular response and has a yellow color. Low protein. Mild inflammation.

Ex: blister
Serosanguinous exudate/effusion
serous exudate/effusion that contains erythrocytes and has a red tinge.
fibrinous exudate/effusion
contains loarge amounts of fibrin due to activation of the coagulation system.

Rich in protein.

Ex: pleurisy due to bacterial pneumonia.
purulent exudate/effusion
contains prominent cellular components - PMNs and cell debris.

Usually associated with pyogenic (pus-forming) bacterial infections.
Suppurative inflammation
purulent exudate + liquefactive necrosis = pus