LUPUS MASTITIS

By Gary M. White, MD


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

Clinical

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.

Treatment

See lupus profundus.

References

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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