Breast Abscess as a Complication of Human Brucellosis

ArticleinThe Breast Journal 12(4):375-6 · July 2006with5 Reads
DOI: 10.1111/j.1075-122X.2006.00281.x · Source: PubMed
Breast abscess caused by human brucellosis is extremely rare. A 46-year-old woman received the diagnosis of brucellosis with positive serologic tests. Two weeks after the onset of symptoms, the case was complicated by vertebral (L5-S1) abscess which was treated by surgical drainage. One month after the diagnosis of brucellosis, the patient noticed a mass in her left breast. Breast palpation revealed a painless, mobile, round mass that was hypoechoic on ultrasound imaging. Purulent material was obtained by needle aspiration. Besides treatment of the breast abscess by needle aspiration, brucellosis was successfully controlled by prolonged antimicrobial treatment.
    • "The treatment of breast abscess was needle aspiration in two previous cases described by Cokca et al. [15] and Tsironi et al. [16]. Guerleyik et al. [17] and Erdem et al. [18] described needle aspiration adequate management for prelimanary diagnosis and proper local treatment. A single case of granulomatous mastitis due to brucella has been described in the literature by Gilbert et al. [19]. "
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