50 y.o woman status post failure of antibiotic therapy for presumed right mastitis.
Abstract: This 50 year-old woman presented to her primary doctor with a
swollen, erethematous and inflamed right breast. She was given the
presumed diagnosis of mastitis. Antibiotic therapy was initiated
but the patient demonstrated no clinical improvement. Subsequent
mammography raised the possibility of inflammatory breast cancer.
This was proven by dermal biopsy. CT and bone scan demonstrate
widely metastatic disease. The patient is currently undergoing
True or false. The overall prognosis of this patient is good.
Case Study Link: 50 y.o woman status post failure of antibiotic therapy for presumed right mastitis.(2)