What causes abscesses in pediatric breast disorders?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Prepubertal girls may develop breast abscesses. The abscess manifests as a tender and erythematous mass. The most common organism causing breast abscesses in this population is Staphylococcus aureus. An increased number of skin and soft-tissue abscesses caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) have occurred in children.


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