Lung abscess-etiology, diagnostic and treatment options.

  title={Lung abscess-etiology, diagnostic and treatment options.},
  author={Ivan Kuhajda and Konstantinos Zarogoulidis and Katerina Tsirgogianni and Drosos Tsavlis and Ioannis P. Kioumis and Christoforos Kosmidis and Kosmas Tsakiridis and Andrew Mpakas and Paul Zarogoulidis and Athanassios Zissimopoulos and Dimitris Baloukas and Danijela Kuhajda},
  journal={Annals of translational medicine},
  volume={3 13},
Lung abscess is a type of liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue and formation of cavities (more than 2 cm) containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection. It can be caused by aspiration, which may occur during altered consciousness and it usually causes a pus-filled cavity. Moreover, alcoholism is the most common condition predisposing to lung abscesses. Lung abscess is considered primary (60%) when it results from existing lung parenchymal process and is termed secondary… CONTINUE READING


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