The inflammation theory of disease. The growing realization that chronic inflammation is crucial in many diseases opens new avenues for treatment

EMBO Rep. 2012 Nov 6;13(11):968-70. doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.142. Epub 2012 Oct 9.


An increasing body of evidence shows that chronic inflammation causes and advances many common diseases. This opens new possibilities for treatment and therapy by blocking the inflammatory processes.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Disease / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation*