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    Image of hemorrhage in the tongue from a female HSD rat in a chronic study
    Tongue - Hemorrhage in a female Harlan Sprague-Dawley rat from a chronic study.
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    Image of hemorrhage in the tongue from a female F344/N rat in a chronic study
    Tongue - Hemorrhage in a female F344/N rat from a chronic study
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    comment:

    Hemorrhage ( Figure 1image opens in a pop-up window and Figure 2image opens in a pop-up window ) can be due to chemical exposure, trauma, or other damage to blood vessels or due to a chemical that interferes with factors necessary for normal clotting. It may also be a component of acute inflammation.

    recommendation:

    Hemorrhage should be diagnosed and graded, unless it is secondary to inflammation or ulceration, in which case it should not be diagnosed separately but should be described in the pathology narrative.

    references:

    Ackermann MR. 2007. Chronic inflammation and wound healing. In: Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 4th ed (McGavin MD, Zachary JF, eds). Mosby, St Louis, MO, 101-152.