Journal Article

Mastitis Due to <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> after Body Piercing

Jacqueline K. Trupiano, Bruce A. Sebek, Johanna Goldfarb, Lawrence R. Levy, Geraldine S. Hall and Gary W. Procop

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 1, pages 131-134
Published in print July 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/320885
Mastitis Due to Mycobacterium abscessus after Body Piercing

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We describe a patient with granulomatous mastitis due to Mycobacterium abscessus that presented as a mass lesion and was associated with a pierced nipple. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of mastitis due to M. abscessus and the first association of this organism with body piercing.

Journal Article.  2397 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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