The authors present their experiences of 45 female patients under the treatment of an acute purulent mastitis in five years period. From 45 treated female patients 8 (17.7%) were treated clinically, and 37 (82.2%) in the outpatient department. At the age to 35 years old, there were 87% of female patients from which 79.2% who bore the first child, and 21.7% of those who bore more than one child. From an acute lactic mastitis were treated 39 (86.6%) from which 2 (4.4%) were young girls, and 4 (8.8%) patients with already finished period of reproduction. Right-side localization of the pathological process was in 22 (48.8%) cases, left-side in 19 (42.2%) cases, and both-sides in 4 (8.8%) cases. In 15 (33.3%) female patients we have followed an immunological status. It is characteristic an immunological disbalance in acute phase. Following the immunological status, it can be useful for estimating and prognosis in treatment. In literature, there are quotation details of purulent diseases, among which breast infection takes a considerable place from 1.6 to 18%, and the death-rate is described in high percentage from 9.6 to 1.7%. Our attitude in the treatment of breast infection, especially when purulent process is present, as first we have to evacuate the suppuration, then to make good breast drainage, and separately to infiltrate the tissue because there are small abscesses in it, which bring to dissemination of pus within the breast. According to all mentioned above, we also give an antibiotic therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Infections of the breast|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta chirurgica Iugoslavica|
|Volume||36 Suppl 1|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1989|
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