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The Lungs

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Mr. Deepak, 44-yr alcoholic febrile man comes with productive cough with copious amounts of foul-smelling purulent sputum. further changing on the position paroxysms of coughing are seen. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patients signs and symptoms? (LQ)



A Esophageal cancer
B Esophageal reflux

C Myocardial infarction
D Pulmonary abscess

Ans. D Pulmonary abscess

a. A pulmonary abscess is a localized suppurative process within the pulmonary parenchyma that is characterized by tissue necrosis and marked acute inflammation.

b. Aspiration more often gives a right-sided single abscess, because the airways on the right side are more vertical.

c. Changes in position evoke paroxysms of coughing.

d. Complications of a lung abscess include pleural involvement (empyema) and bacteremia, which could result in brain abscesses or meningitis.

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