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Idiopathic gangrene of the breast
  • Sirwan Hadad,
  • Meenakshi Deivanayagam
Sirwan Hadad
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Meenakshi Deivanayagam
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust
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An 88-year-old lady presented with idiopathic sepsis and ischaemic gangrene of the right breast. Group-A bacteraemia was identified on blood culture. Breast biopsies taken were negative for malignancy. The patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluid resuscitation. Subsequent wound care and continuation of oral antibiotics led to complete recovery.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

07 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
12 May 2020Assigned to Editor
12 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
14 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor