What Is Abscess Formation Causing Lung Cavities?
Abscess formation and subsequent lung cavities that develop from necrosis (death) of affected lung tissue constitute severe life-threatening respiratory disease of the lung.
Q: What is the difference between lung abscess and lung cavity?
A: Lung abscess is characterized by localized pus formation in the lung that develops from uncontrolled infection from encapsulated bacteria such as streptococcus pneumoniae and klebsiella. The capsules that surround bacteria protect them from phagocytosis by macrophages and neutrophils, white blood cells that are specialized for this normal defensive action. Phagocytosis is a seek and destroy mission.
Lung cavities are holes that form from dead tissue during the destructive abscess development, which involves significant inflammation and edema of the area. Lung cavities often cause death of the patient. The outlook is very poor.
What Is Abscess Formation Causing Lung Cavities In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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