Infection of the breast causing pain, swelling, and erythema
Most commonly in women who are breast-feeding
Often with systemic symptoms also:
Incidence may be as high as 33%...
Fever and chills
Temperature usually >38.3°C (101°F)
Breast pain, induration, erythema, warmth; usually unilateral
Onset typically 2–3 wk to month...
Child and mother are colonized wi...
Incision and drainage under general anesthesia may be necessary and require admission
Immunocompromised or evidence of septicemia
Patients with diabetes may accoun...
Most cases respond to lactation and warm compresses without antibiotics
Cessation of breast-feeding will lead to increased milk stasis and increased risk for abscess formation
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611.0 Inflammatory disease of breast
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