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Non Resolving Lung Abscess - The Hidden Truth

Journal: Austin Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Lung abscess; Pulmonary embolism; Cavity; Lung cancer; Tuberculosis;

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Pulmonary embolism rarely present with infarction and cavitation and when it does the condition mimics other common conditions like tuberculosis, malignancy, necrotizing pneumonia etc. that creates a diagnostic dilemma even for an astute clinician. A high degree of suspicion must be kept in mind while dealing with non responding lung abscess.

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