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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. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1064744997000689
Expanding Disease Spectrum Associated With Puerperal Mastitis
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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