Types of Inflammation


An extensive list of the types of inflammation you may encounter and the part of the body which they affect. If you have any additions or notice any which are incorrect then please comment at the end of this post!

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Types of Inflammation

  • Adenitis – Inflammation of the adenoids
  • Adnexitis – Inflammation of the adnexa uteri
  • Alveolitis – Inflammation of the alveoli
  • Angiitis – Inflammation of  blood or lymph vessels
  • Appendicitis – Inflammation of the appendix
  • Arthritis – Inflammation of the joints
  • Balanitis –  Inflammation of the glans penis
  • Blepharitis – Inflammation of the eye
  • Bronchiolitis –  Inflammation of the bronchioles
  • Bronchitis – Inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs
  • Bronchoalveolitis – Inflammation of the bronchioles of the lungs
  • Bursitis – Inflammation of a bursa
  • Cellulitis – Inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue
  • Cholangitis –  An inflammation of the bile duct
  • Cholecystitis –  An inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Colitis – Inflammation of the colon
  • Conjunctivitis – Inflammation of the conjunctiva
  • Cystitis –  Inflammation of the urinary bladder
  • Dermatitis – Inflammation of the skin
  • Diverticulitis – Inflammation of the diverticulum
  • Encephalitis – Inflammation of the brain
  • Endocarditis – Inflammation of the endocardium and possibly the heart valves
  • Endocervicitis – Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterine cervix
  • Enteritis – Inflammation of the intestines, generally the small intestine
  • Enterocolitis – Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the small intestine and of the colon
  • Epicondylitis – Inflammation of the elbow or knee
  • Gastritis –  Inflammation of the lining of the stomach
  • Gastroenteritis – Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestine
  • Gingivitis – Inflammation of the gums or gingivae
  • Glomerulonephritis – Inflammation of the glomeruli
  • Glossitis – Inflammation of the tongue
  • Hepatitis – Inflammation of the liver
  • Ileitis – Inflammation of the ileum
  • Iritis – Inflammation of the iris
  • Keratitis – Inflammation of the cornea
  • Keratoconjunctivitis – Inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva
  • Laryngitis – Inflammation of the larynx
  • Lymphangitis – Inflammation of the lymph glands
  • Mastitis – Inflammation of a breast or udder
  • Mastoiditis – Inflammation of the ear
  • Meningitis – Inflammation of the meninges
  • Myocarditis – Inflammation of the myocardium
  • Myositis – Inflammation of the muscles
  • Nephritis – Inflammation of the kidney
  • Neuritis – Inflammation of one or more nerves
  • Oesophagitis – Inflammation of the oesophagus
  • Oophoritis – Inflammation of the ovaries
  • Osteomyelitis – Inflammation of the bone
  • Otitis – Inflammation of the ear
  • Pancreatitis – Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Parotitis – Inflammation of one or both parotid glands
  • Pericarditis – Inflammation of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounds the heart
  • Peritonitis – Inflammation of the peritoneum
  • Pharyngitis – Inflammation of the pharynx
  • Phlebitis – Inflammation of a vein
  • Polyneuritis – Inflammation of multiple nerves
  • Proctitis – Inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum
  • Prostatitis – Inflammation of the prostrate
  • Pyelonephritis – Inflammation of the urinary tract which has reached the kidney
  • Retinitis – Inflammation of the retina
  • Rhinitis – Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose.
  • Salpingitis – Inflammation of the fallopian tube
  • Sinusitis – Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
  • Spondylitis – Inflammation of the spine
  • Stomatitis – Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the mouth
  • Synovitis – Inflammation of the synovium
  • Tendinitis – Inflammation of a tendon
  • Tenosynovitis – Inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (the synovium) that surrounds a tendon
  • Thyroiditis – Inflammation of the thyroid gland
  • Tonsillitis – Inflammation of the tonsils
  • Tracheitis – Inflammation of the trachea
  • Urethritis – Inflammation of the urethra
  • Uveitis – Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye – the uvea
  • Vaginitis – Inflammation of the vagina
  • Vasculitis – Inflammation of the wall of blood vessels
  • Vulvovaginitis – Inflammation of the vulva and vagina
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