Tuberculosis mastitis – Still a Great Masquerader

Bhat, Rahul and *, Shibumon M M and Naik, Prathibha and *, Shankar Ram and Prabhu, Shivananda and Pai, Manohar and Thejeswi, Poornachandra (2014) Tuberculosis mastitis – Still a Great Masquerader. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 13 (7). pp. 78-82. ISSN 2279-0861

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Though India has major burden of cases of tuberculosis in the world, tuberculous mastitis remains to be one of the least studied entities. In this retrospective study we have emphasised clinical and demographic profile of patients diagnosed with tuberculous mastitis and their response to anti tubercular therapy. We had 10 patients diagnosed with tuberculous mastitis during the period of 2009 – 2014. All patients were in reproductive bracket commonly presenting in the age group of 30 – 35 yrs. Presentation involved equal frequency in both breasts and duration spanned over 2 days to a year. Most of them were house wives and parous women who had breast fed children. Usual presentation was breast lump whose mean size was 4.5 cms associated with dull pain. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology which showed granulomatous inflammation, caseating necrosis with or without demonstrable tuberculous bacillus. Patients were treated with anti tubercular therapy for 6 months resulting in complete cure of disease with no relapse or recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti tubercular therapy, Granulomatous mastitis, Tuberculous mastitis,Tuberculosis(TB),
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 07:05
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 07:05

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