Lung Abscess

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Question 1
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During the early stages of a lung abscess, the pathologic process is identical to that of:

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A

pulmonary edema.

B

bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

C

acute pneumonia.

D

pulmonary fibrosis.

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Question 2
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What is the term for the fibrinous membrane that surrounds a lung abscess?

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A

Serous membrane

B

Sclerotic membrane

C

Alveolar membrane

D

Pyogenic membrane

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Question 3
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A patient with an abscess has produced a large volume of brown-colored, putrid sputum. What type of microorganism would most likely result in brown, putrid sputum production?

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A

Fungi

B

Viruses

C

Aerobic bacteria

D

Anaerobic bacteria

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Question 4
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The respiratory therapist heard a pleural friction rub while performing a chest assessment on a patient with a lung abscess. What does this likely indicate?

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A

The lungs are hyperinflated.

B

Hemoptysis has developed.

C

The abscess is located near the pleural surface.

D

A pneumothorax has developed.

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Question 5
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What is the standard treatment for a lung abscess caused by an anaerobic pathogen?

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A

Clindamycin

B

Linezolid

C

Neomycin

D

Omalizumab

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Question 6
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What is the recommended treatment for a lung abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

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A
Neomycin
B
Linezolid
C
Penicillin
D
Clindamycin
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Question 7
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In the early stages of a lung abscess, a patient would most likely have a:

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A
nonproductive, hacking cough.
B
productive cough with foul-smelling, grey sputum.
C
productive cough with hemoptysis.
D
productive cough with copious white sputum.
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Question 8
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All of the following are parasites associated with lung abscesses EXCEPT:

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A
Paragonimus westermani.
B
Echinococcus.
C
Streptococcus pyogenes.
D
Entamoeba histolytica.
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