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Breast infection

Breast infection
Most breast infections occur in breastfeeding women when bacteria enters the breast through cracks in the nipple. In severe infections, abscesses may occur. Antibiotics are indicated for treatment, and surgery may be necessary.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
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