Diagnosis and susrgical treatment of Lung Abscess

  • Cyrino Nadson
Keywords: Lung Abscess, anaerobic bacteria, Anaerobes


Most lung abscesses occur in patients with a predisposition to aspiration and systemic or local immunocompromised status, such as chronic lung disease, malignancy, or diabetes mellitus. Oropharyngeal anaerobes and microaerophilic streptococci have been the predominant pathogens involved in lung abscesses, causing 85%–93% of cases in published reports.