Methotrexate in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: review of 108 published cases and report of four cases.

@article{Akbulut2011MethotrexateIT,
  title={Methotrexate in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: review of 108 published cases and report of four cases.},
  author={Sami Akbulut and Davut Yilmaz and Sule Bakir},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          661-8
        }
}
This study aimed to discuss the role of agents, such as steroids and methotrexate (MTX), in the treatment of patients with idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM). Using Pubmed and Google Scholar data bases, a retrospective study was carried out on IGM cases treated with steroids and/or MTX between 1972 and 2010. Four IGM cases treated with MTX at our clinic were also summarized in this study. A total of 541 IGM cases since 1972, including ours, were retrospectively analyzed. Steroid treatment… CONTINUE READING
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