Fatal lung abscesses: Review of 11 years' experience

Philip I Harber, Peter B. Terry

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Abstract

A review of the outcome of 440 patients hospitalized between 1967 and 1977 because of lung abscess showed that 41 died (case fatality rate = 9.3%). Major predisposing factors were present in many of the fatal and nonfatal cases. Advanced age and concomitant diseases were associated with a higher risk of death. Aspiration of contents of large cavities may have played a major role in the death of seven patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume74
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Fatal lung abscesses : Review of 11 years' experience. / Harber, Philip I; Terry, Peter B.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 74, No. 3, 1981, p. 281-287.

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Harber, Philip I ; Terry, Peter B. / Fatal lung abscesses : Review of 11 years' experience. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1981 ; Vol. 74, No. 3. pp. 281-287.
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