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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Dec;24(12):1113.

Mastitis in children from birth to 17 years.

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Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Infectious Diseases, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.


Twenty-two cases of mastitis were evaluated between 1995 and 2003. Nine of the children were younger than 2 months of age, and 12 were older than 8 years of age. Girls accounted for 82% of the cases. Seven of the infections were true abscesses. Pathogens included Staphylococcus aureus in 5, Gram-negative bacilli in 3, group A Streptococcus in 1 and enterococcus in 1. These data suggest that mastitis in children occurs in 2 distinct age groups, neonates and pubescent/postpubescent; however, the clinical disease is similar in both populations.

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