Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: A Case successfully treated with a minimum dose of a steroid

Fu Hsiung Su, Shu Chen Liu, Jeng Hung Suen, Dar Shin Chen, Mary Ann Lou

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Abstract

Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a benign, chronic non-caseating breast disease, often mistaken for breast cancer. It usually affects women of child-bearing age. The treatment for IGM is inconclusive. In the past, surgical intervention was suggested due to the possibility of malignancy. However, in recent reports, corticosteroid therapy has been used with a good response. We present a case of a female with IGM who was treated successfully with 0.8 mg/kg/day prednisolone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume28
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast disease
  • Corticosteroid
  • Granulomatous mastitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Su, F. H., Liu, S. C., Suen, J. H., Chen, D. S., & Lou, M. A. (2005). Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: A Case successfully treated with a minimum dose of a steroid. Chang Gung Medical Journal, 28(6), 431-435.