Tuberculosis of the breast

Kulkarni, S.H.; Tata, H.R. and Jairamaiah, M. (1982) Tuberculosis of the breast. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (4). pp. 242-243.

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Mammary gland is an unusual site for tuberculosis and it appears to have peculiar resistance to tubercular infection. Eighty biopsy proved cases of tuberculosis of the breast are reported. Most of the cases were in 21-30 years age-group. 91.25% patients presented with a lump and 32.5% patients presented with lump and sinus both. Both the breasts were involved in one case. Six cases had associated pulmonary tuberculosis. Eleven patients were lactating. Associated malignancy was found in two cases. Excision followed by chemotherapy was the treatment given.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mammary Gland, Tuberculosis, Breast, Biopsy, Malignancy, Excision, Chemotherapy
Subjects:Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Site > Breast Neoplasms
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Body Regions > Breast
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Endocrine Diseases > Breast Diseases
Endocrine Diseases > Breast Diseases > Breast Neoplasms
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2588
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:19 February 2008

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