By Gary M. White, MD

Lupus mastitis (LM) is lupus profundus involving the fatty tissue of the breast.


LM may present as a tender breast nodule, nodules or irregular induration. Patients may have typical cutaneous lupus lesions overlying or elsewhere. Skin biopsy should be deep enough to include fat.


See lupus profundus.


A 35-year-old female presented with hyperpigmented papules on right breast, face and limbs. She gave a history of asymptomatic swelling of breast of 5 years duration. Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:200-2

Lupus mastitis with calcification. JAAD November 2000 Volume 43, Issue 5, Part 1, Pages 733–754


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