I'm running very low on time, so this will be a hit and run post. The relevant passage is the following. Vaginal Mucosa: All of the sections contain vascular congestion and focal interstitial chronic inflammation. the smallest piece of tissue, from the 7:00 position of the vaginal wall/hymen, contain epithelial erosion with underlying capillary congestion. A small number of red blood cells is present on the eroded surface, as is birefringent foreign material. Acute inflammatory infiltrate is not seen. What this means is that cells commonly associated with acute inflammation are not evident, but those associated with chronic inflammation are.