A Case of Granulomatous Mastitis due to Corynebacterium amycolatum

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Bahadir Z., Kalkan N. B., YILMAZ M.

Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials, vol.10, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Mastitis is a generalized cellulitis condition of breast tissue usually seen in female patients between 18-50 years of age. Granulomatous mastitis (GM), which is one of the rare types, is usually an idiopathic disease and can be caused by infectious microorganisms. In this report, a 35-year-old female patient diagnosed as having GM infected with Corynebacterium amycolatum was reported and the relevant literature was reviewed. The patient was treated with a combination of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and clindamycin and no recurrence was observed at 10 months follow-up.