African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 238--240

Mastitis and breast abscess in newborns and infants


Kpangni Ahua Jean Bertrand1, Nandiolo Koné Rose2, Lohourou Grah Franck1, Bénié Adoubs Célestin1, Traoré Ibrahim1, Bony Ursula N'gouan Constance1 
1 Pediatric Surgery Unit of the Bouaké Teaching Hospital, University Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
2 Pediatric Surgery Unit of St Joseph Moscati Catholic Hospital of Yamoussoukro, University Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Correspondence Address:
Kpangni Ahua Jean Bertrand
Pediatric Surgery Unit of the Bouaké Teaching Hospital
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Introduction: Mastitis and abscess of the newborn breast are serious infections. The objective of our study was to describe the epidemiological and therapeutic aspects of these infections in our context. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study from January 2017 to December 2019. We included all children aged ≤2 months admitted for mastitis or breast abscess. The variables studied were epidemiological and therapeutic. Results: We collected 34 files, i.e., 11.3 cases/year. The sex ratio was 0.5. The mean age was 16.3 ± 6.6 days. The mean time to the consultation was 3.7 ± 2.4 days. The parents had undertaken a massage in 79.4% of cases. It was mastitis in 12 cases and abscess in 21 cases. Treatment was surgical in 26 cases. Conclusion: This affection is frequent with a female predominance. Its management must be early. The proscription of breast massage would reduce its frequency.


How to cite this article:
Jean Bertrand KA, Rose NK, Franck LG, Célestin BA, Ibrahim T, N'gouan Constance BU. Mastitis and breast abscess in newborns and infants.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2022;19:238-240


How to cite this URL:
Jean Bertrand KA, Rose NK, Franck LG, Célestin BA, Ibrahim T, N'gouan Constance BU. Mastitis and breast abscess in newborns and infants. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 7 ];19:238-240
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