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Unusual Case of Bilateral Tubercular Mastitis



Abstract

Bilateral involvement of the breast with tuberculosis is extremely rare. It most commonly affects young lactating multiparous females, although rarely it may be reported in prepubescent males also. We present a case of a 27-year-old nulliparous female who presented with a history of multiple pus discharging sinuses around both areolae and was diagnosed as a case of bilateral tubercular mastitis. Tubercular mastitis being a paucibacillary disease, diagnosis is often difficult. Treatment consists of antitubercular therapy with or without surgery.​



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Case report
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Unusual Case of Bilateral Tubercular Mastitis


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Archit Gupta Corresponding Author

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Mudita Gupta

Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Jagdish Gupta

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Unusual Case of Bilateral Tubercular Mastitis

  • Author Information
    Archit Gupta Corresponding Author

    General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

    Mudita Gupta

    Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

    Jagdish Gupta

    General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

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    Article Information

    Published: June 22, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1383

    Cite this article as:

    Gupta A, Gupta M, Gupta J (June 22, 2017) Unusual Case of Bilateral Tubercular Mastitis. Cureus 9(6): e1383. doi:10.7759/cureus.1383

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: June 04, 2017
    Peer review began: June 14, 2017
    Peer review concluded: June 16, 2017
    Published: June 22, 2017

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    Gupta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Bilateral involvement of the breast with tuberculosis is extremely rare. It most commonly affects young lactating multiparous females, although rarely it may be reported in prepubescent males also. We present a case of a 27-year-old nulliparous female who presented with a history of multiple pus discharging sinuses around both areolae and was diagnosed as a case of bilateral tubercular mastitis. Tubercular mastitis being a paucibacillary disease, diagnosis is often difficult. Treatment consists of antitubercular therapy with or without surgery.​



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Archit Gupta

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

For correspondence:
archit9th@gmail.com

Mudita Gupta

Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Jagdish Gupta

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Archit Gupta

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

For correspondence:
archit9th@gmail.com

Mudita Gupta

Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Jagdish Gupta

General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla