Non Lactational Breast Abscess due to Actinomyces odontolyticus: First Case Report from AsiaCorrespondence Address :
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.
Actinomycosis, Breast infection, Carcinoma, Tissue fibrosis
Dinoop Korol Ponnambath, MS Priyadharshini, Appalaraju Boppe. NON LACTATIONAL BREAST ABSCESS DUE TO ACTINOMYCES ODONTOLYTICUS: FIRST CASE REPORT FROM ASIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Oct 16 ]; 12:DD01-DD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 14, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 20, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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