Lung abscess, Biology

Lung Abscess:

Lung  abscess  is a localised collection of pus in  the pulmonary parenchyma as a result of  suppuration and necrosis. The obstruction  of the bronchus of the involved  area is usually the preceding  event. Pulmonary  abscess may be multiple  or solitary. Solitary abscesses are encountered in tuberculosis,  pneumococcal or staphylococcal pneumonia and infected  congenitalcysts. It could occur  following  aspiration of foreign body or aspiration during operation of nasopharynx  and occasionally  following mpture of amoebic liver abscess  into lung or superadded infection of hydatid  cyst. Multiple abscess are encountered in Klebseilla  or staphylococcal  pneumonia with bronchiectasis,  following septicemia  in patient with hydrocephalus and in patients with agamma-globinaemia. The abscess may rupture into pleural space leading  to pyopneumothorax.  If the abscess is situated in the peripheral part, it may result in pleurisy  or  if it ruptures in pleura it may cause, empyema or pyopneumothorax. 

Nursing Assessment:

Child may present with fever, anorexia, pallor, lethargy, cough with foul smelling expectoration, chest pain, dyspnoea and haemoptysis. 

Diagnostic  evaluation include X-ray chest which shows cavity with or without  fluid surrounded by area of consolidation.  

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 8:16:53 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Lung abscess, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Lung abscess, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Lung abscess Discussions

Write discussion on Lung abscess
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
If due to some injury the chordae tendinae of the tricuspid valve of the human heart is partially non-functional, what will be the immediate effect? 1. The flow of blood into t

Define about the Classification of polyphenols?  The various classes are: a) Phenolic acids and derivatives b) Flavonoids such as Flavonols and Flavones, Isoflavones and

Rotential complications of post removal -Fracture of the tooth , -leaving the tooth unrestorable , or restored with fair prognosis -root perforation , -post breakage, and -

Give one example in each case of the usefulness of bacteria in (a) a natural environment, (b) an industrial process.   (a) In a natural environment bacteria brin

What is Simple Transposition in Neonates ? A baby with this malformation needs to be operated without delay. A very cyanosed infant will require palliation by balloon arteries

Azotobacter Azotobacter is known to possess the following two mechanisms to protect its nitrogenase from oxygen inhibition. Respiratory protection and Confor

The human immune system has developed diverse, coordinated methods of resisting and destroying viruses. a.  Describe the typical composition of a virus. Why are viruses not clas

Q. Is the cell division happening during the entire cell cycle? What is the interphase? Cell division properly occurs throughout the mitotic phase of the cell cycle. During int

why are life forms significant?

Radial cleavage - Metazoa Radial cleavage produces tiers or layers of cells one on top of another. Radial cleavage is also said to be indeterminate or regulative because each