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Breast abscess by nocardia

Simbula, Luca and Meloni, Giovanni Battista and Sanna, Silvana and Becchere, Maria Paola and Dessole, Salvatore and Cherchi, Pier Luigi and Capobianco, Giampiero (2013) Breast abscess by nocardia. The Breast Journal, Vol. 19 (1), p. 112-113. eISSN 1524-4741. Article.

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DOI: 10.1111/tbj.12064


A 69-year-old woman reported the appearance of a painful lump in the lower outer quadrant of right breast for 10 days. The patient had history of relapsing uveitis poorly responsive to therapy, thus she underwent high-dose steroid therapy for about 6 months.
Clinical examination showed Cushing-like aspect of the patient, peripheral edema of inferior limbs, subcutaneous lumps in the right lumbar region, and distal third of forearm, which appeared some weeks before. Breast lump was especially painfulness with inflamed skin.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8532
Uncontrolled Keywords:Breast abscess, nocardia infection
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/40 Ginecologia e ostetricia
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/36 Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Chirurgiche, Microchirurgiche e Mediche
Publisher:Blackwell / Wiley
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 08:05

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