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57 yo man with alcoholism

Liquefaction

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submitted by mousie(61),

Read pathoma...... chapter 1 p 5 on "cell death" Liquefactive necrosis occurs in brain infarct ( proteolytic enzymes from microglial cells liquify the brain) & Abscess (proteolytic enzymes from neutrophils liquify tissue [in this case pulmonary parenchyma]) & pancreatitis (same thing)