- Superficial infection of the breast (cellulitis)
- Most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus
- Often associated with breast feeding secondary to skin cracks
- Destruction of breast tissue leads to abscess formation
- Any inflammatory breast in postmenopausal women is cancer until proven otherwise
- purulent nipple discharge
- TMP-SMX (if MRSA suspected)
- clindamycin (if MRSA suspected)
- Continue breast feeding in affected breast
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Level of Evidence 5 and Other Journal Articles (includes Case Reports, Expert Opinions,
Personal Observations, and Biomechanic Studies)
Spencer JP. Management of mastitis in breastfeeding women. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Sep 15;78(6):727-31. Review.
PMID:18819238 (Link to Abstract)
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