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A 52-year-old man has a fever and cough that worsens over several days. On physical examination, his temperature is
38.2C. On auscultation of the chest, diffuse crackles are heard at the right lung base. Laboratory studies show
hemoglobin, 13.3 g/dL, hematocrit, 40%; platelet count, 291,800/mm3; and WBC count, 13,240/mm3 with 71% segmented
neutrophils, 7% bands, 16% lymphocytes, and 6% monocytes. Klebsiella pneumoniae is cultured from the patient's sputum. His condition improves after a course of antibiotic therapy with gentamicin. Which of the following complications of this infection is the patient most likely to develop?


□ (A) Gas gangrene
□ (B) Cavitary granulomas
□ (C) Abscess formation
□ (D) Bullous emphysema
□ (E) Adenocarcinoma
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c) abcess formation??
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D -Bullous emphysema...?
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□ (C) Abscess formation
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Bacterial infections are marked by suppurative inflammation, and a virulent organism such as Klebsiella can lead
to tissue destruction with abscess formation. Gas-forming bacteria, such as Clostridium organisms, are unusual as a
cause of respiratory infections. Granulomatous inflammation is characteristic of mycobacterial or fungal infections.
Infections of the lung do not result in emphysema. Carcinomas are not sequelae of bacterial infections.
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