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Case Report
Tuberculosis Mastitis: Fever of Unknown Origin in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
1 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eur J Breast Health 2019; 15: 272-274
DOI: 10.5152/ejbh.2019.4488
Key Words: Tuberculosis mastitis, fever of unknown origin, kidney transplantation, anti-tuberculosis treatment


Tuberculous mastitis is a rare presentation of tuberculosis, which is a major health problem in kidney transplant recipients due to its high incidence and prevalence, and difficulty in diagnosis as well as high risk of morbidity and mortality. In daily practice, physicians may frequently be led to a misdiagnosis such as breast carcinoma or abscess. We believe it is crucial for clinicians to recognize this important presentation of the disease. Therefore, we present a case of tuberculous mastitis in a kidney transplant recipient who was admitted with fever of unknown origin and successfully treated using standard anti-tuberculosis therapy without any complications.



Cite this article as: Sarıbeyliler G, Saçlı Alimoğlu S, Mirioğlu Ş, Demir E, Çağatay A, Yazıcı H. Tuberculosis Mastitis: Fever of Unknown Origin in a Kidney Transplant Recipient. Eur J Breast Health 2019; 15(4): 272-274.

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