oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Lung abscess in Africans admitted to the medical unit, Harare Hospital

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



1. Lung abscess occurs fairly commonly in the Rhodesian African adult. 2. There appears to be an association with malnutrition. 3. The classically descriptionbed aetiologicai factors do not seem to play a significant role. 4. The disease tends to be mild and chronic and responds satisfactorily to medical treatment provided it is continued for a sufficient length of time. Surgery would appear to be rarely indicated.

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