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A young woman presented with worsening bilateral periareolar mastitis associated with skin necrosis and delayed vesical formation after oral nipple manipulation by her sexual partner. After multiple failed antibiotic regimens, she was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection. This case demonstrates an uncommon etiology of breast mastitis. We highlight the importance of a timely diagnosis and early administration of antiviral therapy. © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.


Shkala Karzai, Jennifer C Lehman. HSV-1 mastitis in a 30-year-old woman. The breast journal. 2021 Mar;27(3):268-270

PMID: 33527557

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