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Recurrent breast abcess

Søren Kjær, Bo Rud, Morten Bay-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous trunk abscesses are frequent, and current treatment options generally involve incision. By contrast, the standard care for breast abscesses is ultrasound-guided drainage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of ultrasound-guided drainage combined with antibiotics in the treatment of subcutaneous abscesses on the trunk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 27 patients were treated with ultrasound-guided needle aspiration and oral antibiotics...
April 2013: Danish Medical Journal
C Devillers, C Piérard-Franchimont, G E Piérard
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory disease. It presents as recurrent abcesses, sinus tracts and scarring. The condition usually develops in the axillae and groins, and more rarely involves the breasts, perineum and buttocks. There are many myths around hidradenitis suppurativa including its origin and pathomechanisms. Some antibiotics as well as corticosteroids and other immune downregulators are poorly effective in this stubborn condition. By contrast, TNF-alpha antagonists appear promising...
February 2009: Revue Médicale de Liège
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