Tuberculosis of the breast: Report of 4 clinical cases and literature review

S. M. Mirsaeidi, M. R. Masjedi, S. D. Mansouri, A. A. Velayati

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Abstract

Nearly 18% of tuberculosis (TB) cases have only extrapulmonary manifestations. Breast tuberculosis is a rare type of extrapulmonary TB. This paper reports 4 cases of breast TB confirmed either pathologically or mycobacteriologically or both. These reports showed that TB should always be considered first in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis in TB-endemic areas. Therapy included at least 6 months of anti-TB medication and surgery when indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-676
Number of pages7
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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