Acute Breast Problem

Author: Emma Nepal / Editor: Fiona Mendes / Codes: Published: 16/11/2022

A 32-year-old female presents to your emergency department (ED) with a two day history of fever, rigors, and left breast pain.

She tells you that she is exclusively breastfeeding her 5-week-old baby.

On examination of note, there is left breast tenderness and a wedge-shaped area of erythema in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast.

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