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Mastitis and breast abscess in infants younger than two months

Nirupama K De Silva, MD
Régine Fortunov, MD
Section Editors
Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
Jan E Drutz, MD
Deputy Editor
Mary M Torchia, MD


The clinical features, evaluation, and management of mastitis and breast abscess in infants <2 months will be discussed in this topic review. Mastitis and breast abscess are less common in infants ≥2 months than in younger infants. The evaluation and management of mastitis in infants ≥2 months are similar to those in older children. Mastitis and breast abscess in older children and adolescents, lactational mastitis, and breast infections in adult women are discussed separately.

(See "Mastitis and breast abscess in children and adolescents".)

(See "Lactational mastitis".)

(See "Nonlactational mastitis in adults".)

(See "Primary breast abscess".)

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