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Lung Abscess

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A lung abscess is a thick-walled cavity that contains purulent material [12]. It is a rare condition in children. It arises as a complication of a poorly controlled pneumonia, and has an estimated incidence of 0.7 per 100,000 hospital admissions/year. A lung abscess can be defined to be “primary” if it occurs in a previously healthy child or “secondary” if underlying conditions predispose to the onset of the abscess [18]. It can be “acute” or “chronic” if it has been present for >6 weeks [1, 9].

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  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pleural Fluid
  • Yersinia Enterocolitica
  • External Drainage
  • Lung Abscess

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Ruggeri, G., Maffi, M., Gargano, T., Lima, M. (2013). Lung Abscess. In: Lima, M. (eds) Pediatric Thoracic Surgery. Springer, Milano. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5202-4_29

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