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Causes of Breast abscess

Causes of Breast abscess

A breast abscess is caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus aureus, which is found on normal skin. Most likely S. aureus from the baby's nasal passages enters the breast tissue through a break or crack around the nipple area.

List of causes of Breast abscess

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Breast abscess) that could possibly cause Breast abscess includes:

  • Mastitis - usually resulting from breast feeding
More causes:see full list of causes for Breast abscess

Breast abscess Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Breast abscess:

Breast abscess: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Breast abscess, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Breast abscess:

Breast abscess: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Breast abscess: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Breast abscess as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Breast abscess as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Breast abscess. Our database lists the following as having Breast abscess as a complication of that condition:

What causes Breast abscess?

Causes: Breast abscess: Usually a breast infection resulting from breast feeding causing mastitis

Related information on causes of Breast abscess:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Breast abscess may be found in:


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