Breast abscess during the neonatal period. A review.

  title={Breast abscess during the neonatal period. A review.},
  author={Raul C Rudoy and John Daniel Nelson},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={129 9},
Thirty-nine infants ranging in age from 1 to 7 weeks had breast abscess. The lesion occurred more frequently in girls (girl/boy ratio, 1.8:1), but this was due to cases developing after 2 weeks of age. During the first two weeks, the sex incidence was equal. No bilateral lesions were recorded. Eighty-four percent of the abscesses developed during the first three weeks of life. In general, there was a lack of systemic manifestations; a body temperature of 38.3 C (101 F) or more was found in only… CONTINUE READING