Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 1997 / Article

Obstetrical Case Report | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 394348 |

Gregg L. McAdoo, Gilles R. G. Monif, "Expanding Disease Spectrum Associated With Puerperal Mastitis", Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 5, Article ID 394348, 4 pages, 1997.

Expanding Disease Spectrum Associated With Puerperal Mastitis

Received09 Jul 1996
Accepted27 Sep 1996


Background: Staphylococcus aureus and the β-hemolytic streptococci are the commonest causes of puerperal mastitis which tends to be a localized disease process. This report describes 2 cases attributable to these bacteria that resulted in extramammary involvement and augmented morbidity.Cases: Two cases of postpartum mastitis are described, one leading to necrotizing fasciitis caused by group A streptococci and the other leading to toxic shock syndrome (TSS) caused by S. aureus.Conclusion: The spectrum of disease commonly attributed to mastitis occurring in this setting should be expanded.

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