Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : April | Volume : 12 | Issue : 4 | Page : DD01 - DD03

Non Lactational Breast Abscess due to Actinomyces odontolyticus: First Case Report from Asia DD01-DD03

Dinoop Korol Ponnambath, MS Priyadharshini, Appalaraju Boppe

Dr. Dinoop Korol Ponnambath,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research,
Coimbatore-641004, Tamil Nadu, India.

Actinomycosis is a chronic infection caused by the aerotolerant anaerobe, Actinomyces spp., characterised by the formation of abscess, draining sinuses and tissue fibrosis. Primary actinomycosis of the breast is a rare clinical presentation. We describe a rare case of breast abscess due to Actinomyces odontolyticus in a 53-year-old premenopausal woman with invasive papillary carcinoma of breast. The organism was isolated from the breast abscess and the identity was confirmed using VITEK® 2 and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation-Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF). The patient was managed with modified radical mastectomy and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for six weeks. The patient recovered completely with no recurrence on follow up visits.