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Fulminant gas-forming breast abscess associated with synergistic Veillonella infection.

Authors
  • Hamzah, Julie Liana Binte1
  • Tan, Veronique Kiak Mien2
  • 1 Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore. , (Singapore)
  • 2 National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore. , (Singapore)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Breast Journal
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2019
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
1263–1265
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13453
PMID: 31286616
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present a rare case of a rapidly fulminant and destructive breast abscess with gas production by the synergistic infection of Veillonella and Streptococcus species. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Veillonella infection in the breast. Early recognition, empiric antibiotic cover, aggressive surgical debridement, and drainage are necessary to avoid systemic septicemia. Staged reconstructive breast surgery allows for correction any resultant breast deformity. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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