oa South African Family Practice - Lung abscess : review article

Volume 49, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Lung abscesses are most frequently caused by mouth anaerobes and may arise as a complication of aspiration pneumonia. Patients may present with a productive cough of foul smelling sputum with or without associated digital clubbing.

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