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A lactating woman presenting with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis: A case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports 04/2013; 7(1):114. DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-7-114
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT

Introduction
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon etiologic agent in soft-tissue infections.

Case presentation
We report the case of a 35-year-old Caucasian woman who presented to our facility with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis, and review the only other three cases of pneumococcal mastitis described in the medical literature.

Conclusions
The roles of the various pneumococcal vaccines in preventing this disease are discussed.

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