Pulmonary abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Persistant fever and malaise in a young patient treated with antibiotics for a pneumonia for more than three weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
X-ray

There are opacities with an air-fluid level in regard of the posterobasal segment of the left lower lung, compatible with lung abscess.

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Case information

rID: 18945
Case created: 29th Jul 2012
Last edited: 30th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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