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Cavitary Pneumonia is a disease in which the normal lung architecture is replaced by a cavity. In the healthy lung, oxygen transport occurs at the level of the alveoli which has an average size of 0.1 mm. These air spaces can become enlarge by a number of processes: bacterial infection (Tuberculosis), fungal infection, vasculitis (Wegener's granulomatosis), collagen vascular disease (Sjögren's syndrome) or granulomatous disease (Sarcoidosis).
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