Localized accumulation of infected fluid within the breast parenchyma
Can be associated with lactation or fistulous tracts secondary to squamous epithelial neoplasm or duct occlusion
Tender breast lump, usually unilateral
Breastfeeding, weaning, returning to work
Systemic malaise (usually less than with mastitis)
Localized erythema, edema...
Cold and/or warm compresses for pain control
Continue to breastfeed or express milk to drain the affected breast.
Antibiotic treatment without puerperal abscess drainage is ine...
Wound care, rest, breast milk emptying
Continue with breastfeeding or pumping (...
N61 Inflammatory disorders of breast
O91.13 Abscess of breast associated with lactation
O91.12 Abscess of breast associated with the puerperium
O91.119 Abscess of breast associated with pregna...
0.4–11% of cases of puerperal mastitis go on to abscess (most often due to inadequate therapy for mastitis).
Risk factors for mastitis result from milk stasis (poor milk transfer, infre...
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