Lung abscess

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Background

  • Localized, suppurative necrotizing process occurring w/in the pulmonary parenchyma

Causes

  • Aspiration PNA
  • Bacteremia from nonpulmonary infection
  • Pulmonary infarction
  • Infection as a result of penetrating chest trauma
  • Primary and metastatic neoplasms
  • Wegener's, sarcoidosis

Diagnosis

Work-Up

DDx

Treatment

Disposition

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