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Lung abscess in the elderly

Lung abscess is a localized purulent and necrotic lesion of the lung with a cavity in the center. It can be caused by a variety of purulent bacteria. Clinically, it is characterized by high fever, cough and a large amount of purulent sputum. X-ray chest film shows that there is a cavity in the lung parenchyma. The incidence rate of lung abscess is obviously reduced, accounting for 2% of all pneumonia. But lung abscess secondary to bronchial lung cancer has increased.


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