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Lung abscess is a pathological process characterized by the formation of a limited cavity in the lung tissue as a result of its necrosis and purulent fusion.

The main pathogens

The development of lung abscess is primarily associated with anaerobic flora - Bacteroides spp., F.nucleatum, Peptostreptococcus spp., P.niger - often in combination with enterobacteria (due to aspiration of the contents of the oropharynx).

Antimicrobial Selection

Drugs of choice: amoxicillin / clavulanate, ampicillin / sulbactam or cefoperazone / sulbactam iv; iv benzylpenicillin, then amoxicillin inside (step therapy); benzylpenicillin + iv metronidazole, then amoxicillin + metronidazole inside (step therapy).

Alternative drugs: lincosamides + aminoglycosides of the II-III generation; fluoroquinolones + metronidazole; carbapenems.

The duration of therapy is determined individually.
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