Julia Antoinette Messina

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Bacterial Lung Abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a bacterial lung abscess? What should you expect to find? Presentation with fever and productive cough History of subacute to chronic symptoms (weeks to months), including weight loss, night sweats, putrid sputum, hemoptysis, and clubbing Most common in patients with high aspiration…

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