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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-189

Breast lump: A rare presentation of tuberculosis

1 Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Surgery, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Ravish M Kumar
Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga - 585 101, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_238_17

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Tuberculosis presenting as breast lump is a rare disease. This condition usually occurs in females who are in the reproductive age group. Diagnosis is quite difficult unless prompt investigations are meticulously done. They are often mistaken for malignancy. We report a 19-year-old girl with tubercular breast abscess. The abscess was incised and drained based on fine-needle aspiration cytology and ultrasonography revealed it as pyogenic abscess. Ziehl–Neelsen stain (ZN stain) of the pus sample showed acid-fast bacilli. Now, she has been started on antitubercular treatment.

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