International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)

Case report of breast tuberculosis: A rare entity


Dr. Rakesh Chilakaraju, Dr. Sandeep Krishna Nalabothu, Dr. A Satya Prasad, Dr. Karteek, Dr. Chirali Shah, Dr. Vani

Tuberculosis of breast is a rare disease, even in countries where the incidence of pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis is high. It usually occurs in women of reproductive age, especially during lactation. Any form of tuberculous mastitis may present with features of malignancy. Diagnosis is mainly based on identification of tubercle bacilli by microscopy or by culture or by CB-NAAT. We report a 22-year-old lactating woman with breast lump, FNAC showed epithelioid granulomas with langerhans giant cells and positive for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by CB-NAAT. She responded to anti-tuberculous therapy. In endemic area, tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of breast lump.
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