LUNG ABSCESS. A lung abscess is a localized pus cavity in the lungMay be a complication of pneumonia or of large-volume aspirationOften associated with periodontal diseaseSingle abscesses are most commonAnaerobes are prevalent, but aerobes are often involved as wellTreatment: antibiotics (often with surgical drainage). Clindamycin is a good choice (not metronidazole). Penicillin G might be effective..
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