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What is Mastitis?

What is Mastitis?

Mastitis is an inflammation and infection of breast tissue. Mastitis is due to an invasion of bacteria that enter the ...more »

  • Mastitis: Infected breast common in nursing mothers.
  • Mastitis: INFLAMMATION of the BREAST, or MAMMARY GLAND.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Mastitis: inflammation of a breast (or udder).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Mastitis: Introduction

Types of Mastitis:

Broader types of Mastitis:

How serious is Mastitis?

Complications of Mastitis: see complications of Mastitis

What causes Mastitis?

Causes of Mastitis: see causes of Mastitis
Cause of Mastitis: Infection or blockage in breast milk ducts; usually caused by bacteria.
Risk factors for Mastitis: see risk factors for Mastitis

What are the symptoms of Mastitis?

Symptoms of Mastitis: see symptoms of Mastitis

Complications of Mastitis: see complications of Mastitis

Can anyone else get Mastitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Mastitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mastitis

Mastitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mastitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mastitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mastitis: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mastitis.
Treatments for Mastitis: see treatments for Mastitis
Alternative treatments for Mastitis: see alternative treatments for Mastitis
Prevention of Mastitis: see prevention of Mastitis

Society issues for Mastitis


Hospitalization statistics for Mastitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mastitis:

  • 0.004% (459) of hospital consultant episodes were for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mastitis:

Organs and body systems related to Mastitis include:

Name and Aliases of Mastitis

Main name of condition: Mastitis

Other names or spellings for Mastitis:

Breast infection

Mastitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mastitis:

 

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