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Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. I used the word "fibrogenesis" as the outcome of acute inflammation (healing). My colleges use the word "fibrosis". The fibrogenesis seems to be used with the emphasises of the genetic part.

What is the difference between fibrogenesis and fibrosis?

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As a note, the suffix -genesis refers to the development or production of something, while the suffix -osis can be roughly translated as '...a current state of...' something.

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I would say fibrosis represents an abnormal accumulation of fibrous tissue usually collagen fibres. Where as fibrogenesis is the process of formation of fibrous tissues be it collagen, reticulin, elastic, oxytalan..

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