Granulomatous Mastitis in a Hispanic Woman

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Abstract

A 33-year-old mother of 2 healthy children presented with bilateral recurrent breast infections despite successful treatment of each episode of an infection. With a negative rheumatologic medical history as well as a negative review of systems, she continued to have these infections frequently. Hence, a breast biopsy was performed after the treatment with a course of antimicrobials, which revealed changes suggestive of granulomatous mastitis. She was started on methotrexate (MTX) with a good response. But, due to persistent nodularity, corticosteroids were added to the regimen with MTX dose escalation. Patient remained disease free thereafter without any adverse effects.

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