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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.
Thoracentesis is a procedure done when there's too much fluid in the pleural space. The goal is to drain the fluid and make it easier for you to breathe again.
How is bacterial pneumonia different from viral? What's the best way to treat pneumonia and prevent it from reoccurring?