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A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the "pleural space." This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain conditions, including tumors, pneumonia, heart failure, or lung illnesses, can cau...
Bacterial pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The bacteria cause the lung's air sacs (alveoli) to become inflamed and engorged with pus, fluid, and cellular debris. This often impairs the body's ability to exchange oxygen and carbon di...