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What is a lung abscess?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Lung infection

Usualy caused by bugs aspirated from the oral cavity.
Between the bug and the inflammatory response to the bug, the lung can form a cavity of destroyed lung tissue. The cavityh makes it diffigult for host defense and antibiotics to eradicate the infection and it can take many months to heal.

In brief: Lung infection

Usualy caused by bugs aspirated from the oral cavity.
Between the bug and the inflammatory response to the bug, the lung can form a cavity of destroyed lung tissue. The cavityh makes it diffigult for host defense and antibiotics to eradicate the infection and it can take many months to heal.
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