What is the role of body piercing in the development of 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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Body piercings in general have become more common, and some studies have reported nipple piercings that caused local infection and disfiguration. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species are the common causative organisms, but three cases have reported Mycobacterium infection. [8] Treatment includes appropriate antibiotics and removal of the foreign body. [9]


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