Diagnostic Considerations in Breast Disorders and Secondary Bacterial Infection


  • K.Vivekananda Subramanianathan1, Rajasekaran.S2,D.Euvalingam3,E.Prabhakar Reddy4




Breast abscesses, Staphylococcus, Bacterial infection, Antibiotics


Breast abscess is an acute inflammatory process resulting in the formation and collection of pus under the
skin in breast tissue. Abscesses associated with lactation usually begin with an abrasion or tissue at the
nipple, providing an entry point for bacteria. The infection often presents in the second postpartum week and
is often precipitated in the presence of milk stasis. There is an increase in the incidence of methicillinresistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) breast abscess which is susceptible to antimicrobials such as trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole,
fluoroquinolones, and clindamycin. Avoidance of repeated aspiration was the advantage
of antibiotics into abscess cavity is probably beneficial. Furthermore Residual abscess, Secondary infection,
time for complete healing and hospital stray is better with closed drainage of breast abscess

Author Biography

K.Vivekananda Subramanianathan1, Rajasekaran.S2,D.Euvalingam3,E.Prabhakar Reddy4

1Professor of Surgery, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, 2 Professor of General
Surgery and Director, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, 3PG, Department
of General Surgery, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Puducherry, 4 Professor of Biochemistry and Central Lab
Head, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India



How to Cite

K.Vivekananda Subramanianathan1, Rajasekaran.S2,D.Euvalingam3,E.Prabhakar Reddy4. (2020). Diagnostic Considerations in Breast Disorders and Secondary Bacterial Infection. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 40-45. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10983