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What is Lung abscess?

What is Lung abscess?

  • Lung abscess: Pus (abscess) in the lung.
  • Lung abscess: 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)
    Source - Diseases Database

Lung abscess: Introduction

Types of Lung abscess:

Broader types of Lung abscess:

How serious is Lung abscess?

Complications of Lung abscess: see complications of Lung abscess

What causes Lung abscess?

Causes of Lung abscess: see causes of Lung abscess

What are the symptoms of Lung abscess?

Symptoms of Lung abscess: see symptoms of Lung abscess

Complications of Lung abscess: see complications of Lung abscess

Lung abscess: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Lung abscess.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Lung abscess.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Lung abscess: see treatments for Lung abscess
Research for Lung abscess: see research for Lung abscess

Society issues for Lung abscess


Hospitalization statistics for Lung abscess: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Lung abscess:

  • 0.006% (712) of hospital consultant episodes were for abscess of lung and mediastinum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for abscess of lung and mediastinum required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for abscess of lung and mediastinum were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for abscess of lung and mediastinum were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for abscess of lung and mediastinum required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Lung abscess:

Organs and body systems related to Lung abscess include:

Name and Aliases of Lung abscess

Main name of condition: Lung abscess

Other names or spellings for Lung abscess:

Pulmonary abscess Source - Diseases Database

Lung abscess: Related Conditions

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