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red breast

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2006
  • 03:13 AM

My daughter's left breast has been swollen, sore, and purply-red for nearly 3 months. She had a biopsy done that, luckily, showed no cancer. She was being treated as if it were a staph infection and put on a rigorous course of antibiotics through a PICC line for 4 weeks, after which time, she was given oral antibiotics for another 2 weeks. She did notice a slight improvement. Recently, she was hospitalized with a kidney infection that invaded the bloodstream (she is a kidney transplant). While in the hospital, she noticed that the breast was once again getting darker in color, thickening, and sore. An infectious diseases doctor had seen her breast, but wasn't concerned. He said the antibiotics would take of it. We are quite frustrated. We know what it isn't, but not what it is, what's causing this, or exactly what to do about it. Can anybody give us something to go on? Thanks.

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