Lung Abscess
Microbiology:
 • Polymicrobial 
 • ...
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Description

Lung Abscess

Microbiology:

 • Polymicrobial 

 • Anaerobes (most common) 

Clinical: 

 • Indolent symptoms that evolve over weeks to rnonths 

 • Fever, cough, sputum production 

 • Night sweats, weight loss, hemoptysis 

Treatment: 

 • Empiric antibiotics 

 • Ampicillin-sulbactam 

 • Carbapenem (e.g. imipenem, meropenem) 



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
@GeraldMD
Board Certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist, GrepMed Editor in Chief 🇵🇭 🇺🇸 - Sign up for an account to like, bookmark and upload images to contribute to our community platform. Follow us on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/grepmed/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/grepmeded/
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