How are pediatric breast abscesses treated?

Updated: May 03, 2021
  • Author: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Treatment involves antibiotics, needle aspiration, or surgical drainage. The decision for surgical drainage should be carefully made because future breast deformation may occur. For this reason, needle aspiration is the preferred treatment. [6]  The literature suggests that drainage alone, without adjunctive antibiotics, may be effective in skin and soft-tissue abscesses caused by MRSA; no definitive antibiotic recommendation regarding MRSA breast abscesses in particular is recognized. [7]

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