Breast
Infectious
Fungi


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PubMed Search: Breast [title] fungal infections

Hind Warzecha, M.D.
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Terminology
  • Fungal mastitis
Epidemiology
  • Uncommon
Clinical features
  • Actinomycosis may develop in nipple and cause formation of a sinus tract
  • Report of saline filled breast implants contaminated with Curvularia in 5 patients (J Infect Dis 2005;192:170)
  • Candida infection may interfere with breast feeding but Candida albicans is not present in milk ducts in women with clinical symptoms of ductal candidiasis (Breastfeed Med 2009;4:57)
Case reports
Clinical images

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Fusarium - clinical image and FNA smears

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