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Breast tuberculosis in Northeast Iran: Review of 22 cases

Khodabakhshi, B. and Mehravar, F. (2014) Breast tuberculosis in Northeast Iran: Review of 22 cases. BMC Women's Health, 14 (1). ISSN 14726874 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Breast tuberculosis (breast TB) is an extremely rare disease, so case reviews are also rare.Methods: This study is a retrospective review of patients with breast TB who were treated between 2002 and 2012 at the Health Center of Gorgan City.Results: All 22 patients were females, their mean age was 32.4 years, and all were new cases. Patients presented with swelling of the breast (22%), lump (55%) and excretion from the involved breast (27%), and breast pain (55%). The highest rate of breast TB occurred in 2011 (27%). All patients received the DOTS regimen for a mean duration of 7.3 ± 0.7 months; in addition, segmental resection was performed on 11 patients (50%).Conclusions: The findings confirmed that breast TB in Iran should be considered as a differential diagnosis of breast masses. All patients in our study received the daily and 'Directly Observed Treatment Short-course' (DOTS) regimens. Anti-tubercular therapy for six months with or without minimal surgical intervention currently is the main treatment. © 2014 Khodabakhshi and Mehravar; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: C7 - 72 [EPrints field already has value set] LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - BMC Women's Health [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 24886570 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Infectious Diseases Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Shastkola Road, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poorsina St, Keshavarz Ave, Postal Box: 14155-6446, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast tuberculosis, IRAN, Mammary tuberculosis, Tuberculosis treatment, ethambutol, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, rifampicin, streptomycin, adult, article, bacterium culture, breast biopsy, breast discharge, breast disease, breast feeding, breast surgery, breast swelling, breast tuberculosis, breast tumor, clinical article, delivery, differential diagnosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, female, human, Iran, mastalgia, retrospective study, short course therapy, swelling, treatment duration, Adult, Aged, Antitubercular Agents, Cohort Studies, Directly Observed Therapy, Female, Humans, Iran, Mastectomy, Segmental, Mastitis, Middle Aged, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Retrospective Studies, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, Lymph Node, Young Adult
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 04:36
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1691

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