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Lung abscess: The formation of a localized collection of puss in a cavity in the lungs. See detailed information below for a list of 33 causes of Lung abscess, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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A complication of a localized area of pneumonia or when a neoplasm becomes necrotic and contains purulent material that cannot drain easily from the area because of partial or complete bronchial obstruction. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1068)
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Medical Conditions associated with Lung abscess:
Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Lung abscess:
Lung pain, Chest pain (1053 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Actinomycosis, Alveolar hydatid disease, Aspergilloma, Bronchogenic carcinoma, Klebsiella sp, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus milleri
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