The amount of exudate which is produced is individual to the wound however always tends to rise during the inflammatory phase and if infection is present.

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The skin of the abdomen is incised and opened out in order to expose the abdominal muscular wall.

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Exudates are the results of continuous production of inflammatory response and may be of different nature: catarrhal (typical from mucous surfaces as skin), supurative (if predominantly neutrophil cells), fibrinous (if there is high leakage of fibrinogen from capillaries), or serous (abundant watery exudate in peritoneal or pericardial cavities).

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Exudative effusions should be cultured aerobically and anaerobically for bacteria ± fungi.