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Idiopathic gangrene of the breast
  • Sirwan HadadOrcid,
  • Meenakshi Deivanayagam
Sirwan Hadad
Orcid
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Meenakshi Deivanayagam
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

07 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
12 May 2020Assigned to Editor
12 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
14 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned

Abstract

An 88-year-old lady presented with idiopathic sepsis and ischaemic gangrene of the right breast. Group-A bacteraemia was identified on blood culture. Breast biopsies taken were negative for malignancy. The patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluid resuscitation. Subsequent wound care and continuation of oral antibiotics led to complete recovery.