A special section on inflammation in the 11 January 2013 issue of Science begins with a brief description of acute inflammation like that commonly associated with an infected cut or sprained ankle--"redness, swelling, heat, pain"--but moves quickly to the section's emphasis on chronic inflammation in relation to diseases: "This special section in Science highlights the detrimental, but also in some cases beneficial, role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome."
The DDC number 616.0473 Inflammation, a subdivision of 616.047 Symptoms and general pathological processes as problems in their own right, has much current literary warrant. Works classed in 616.0473 Inflammation may treat both acute and chronic inflammation. An example is Fundamentals of Inflammation.
At 616.047 Symptoms and general pathological processes as problems in their own right are multiple class-elsewhere notes. The notes most relevant to inflammation are these:
Class results of injuries and wounds in 617.2
Class surgical complications and sequelae in 617.919
Class symptoms and pathological processes of a specific disease or class of diseases with the disease or class of diseases, e.g., symptoms of heart diseases 616.12
Those notes have hierarchical force. Consequently, works limited to inflammation as a result of injuries and wounds are classed in 617.22 Fever, infections, inflammation, a subdivision of 617.2 Results of injuries and wounds. Currently, however, little monographic literature about inflammation that fits in 617.22 is being published.
By contrast, many works are being published about inflammation in relation to specific diseases. An example is Inflammation and Atherosclerosis, which discusses "the pathogenetic, diagnostic, preventive and possible therapeutic relevance of inflammation in atherogenesis." That work is classed with atherosclerosis in 616.136 Arteriosclerosis, which has the class-here note: "Class here atherosclerosis." Another example is Innate Inflammation and Stroke, which has papers from a 2010 conference entitled "Innate Inflammation as the Common Pathway of Risk Factors Leading to Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Potential Interventions." That work is classed in 616.81 Cerebrovascular diseases, which has the class-here note "Class here stroke."