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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.

Symptoms

Variant angina pectoris in the elderly

Senile cerebral embolism

Septic shock in the elderly

Senile emphysema

Sick sinus syndrome in the elderly

Geriatric brain heart syndrome

Hyperkalemia in the elderly

Pulmonary encephalopathy of the elderly

Hypotension in the elderly

Senile cerebral thrombosis

Hypertensive crisis in the elderly

Transient ischemic attack in the elderly

Respiratory failure in the elderly

Mucinous valvular disease of the elderly

Acute left heart failure in the elderly

Pleural effusion and pleurisy in the elderly

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the elderly

Premature contraction in the elderly

Respiratory acidosis in the elderly

Hypothyroid heart disease in the elderly

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