What Causes Consolidation in the Lungs?

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Consolidation of the lungs is a condition whereby the lung tissues solidify because of the accumulation of solid and liquid material in the air spaces. The major cause of this is pneumonia. Other causes include a collapsed lung, tumours of the lung and infections such as ascariasis, syphilis and blastomycosis.
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Pneumonia is one of the most common of all lung diseases and is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the lungs. The infection can cause the air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli
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The first few pages of. www.oecd.org/dataoecd/47/. 3/1895942.pdf. covers it all pretty well.
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