A lactating woman presenting with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis: a case report
1 Division of Internal Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
2 Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2, Canada
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2013, 7:114 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-7-114Published: 25 April 2013
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon etiologic agent in soft-tissue infections.
We report the case of a 35-year-old Caucasian woman who presented to our facility with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis, and review the only other three cases of pneumococcal mastitis described in the medical literature.
The roles of the various pneumococcal vaccines in preventing this disease are discussed.