Zuska's disease

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Zuska's disease

Zuska's disease, also known as lactiferous fistula or Zuska–Atkins disease, is a rare but painful breast disorder which can often cause concern for possible breast cancer. However, Zuska's breast disease is not related to cancer at all, but it is still a serious condition. Zuska’s disease is a rare and recurrent disorder characterized by draining abscesses (collection of the yellow viscous fluid called pus) around the nipple, causing inflammatory reaction and infection. Zuska's breast disease can also lead to nipple retraction. Though it is a rare breast disease, many medical professionals in the field believe that it occurs much more frequently than reported.

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Male Zuska's disease.
 

Author(s): Shepard P Johnson, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, George A Schaub

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Subareolar abscess of the male breast is a rare condition, which can be complicated by a fistula from the areolar skin into a lactiferous duct. In 1951, Zuska et al first characterised this entity in women. Literature on mammillary fistulas in men is scarce and therefore standardisation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Purulent discharge from the nipples: a quiz. Zuska's disease.
 

Author(s): Elena del Alcázar Viladomiu, Anna Tuneu Valls, Maria Asunción Arregui Murua, Ane Jaka Moreno, Nerea Ormaechea-Pérez

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Jul;94(4):492-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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