Saturday, September 16, 2017

Q: All of the following are symptoms of lung abscess(es) except

A) fever
B) shaking chills
C) sour-tasting sputum
D) night sweats
E) weight loss

Answer: B

As lung abscess(es) develop over the period of time, rigors (shaking chills) is usually absent as a clinical symptom.


Clinical conferences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital: lung abscess. Johns Hopkins Med J 1982; 150:141.

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