MCQ – 86048

Question

A 59-year-old female alcoholic is brought to the emergency room with fever and foul-smelling breath. The patient subsequently develops acute bronchopneumonia and dies of respiratory insufficiency. A pulmonary abscess is identified at autopsy is shown in the image. Histologic examination of the wall of this lesion would most likely demonstrate which of the following pathologic changes?

A.

Coagulative necrosis

B.

Liquefactive necrosis

C.

Fibrinoid necrosis

D.

Caseous necrosis

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