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Lung abscess

Lung abscess: Introduction

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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Causes of Lung abscess:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Lung abscess. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Lung abscess: Symptom Checker

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Lung abscess Treatments

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Lung abscess: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Lung abscess

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Lung abscess: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Lung abscess

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Hospitals & Clinics: Lung abscess

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Lung abscess: Related Rare Diseases

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Lung abscess: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Lung abscess listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of 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)

Detailed list of causes of Lung abscess

The list below shows some of the causes of Lung abscess mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Lung abscess?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lung abscess. Of the 33 causes of Lung abscess that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 24 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lung abscess:

The following list of conditions have 'Lung abscess' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Lung abscess:

The following list of medical conditions have Lung abscess or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.







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Causes of Lung abscess Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lung abscess based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Lung abscess:

    Pulmonary abscess
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

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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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