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Korean J Pediatr 2010 October;53(10) :917-920.
Bloody nipple discharge in an infant
Ji Yeon Seo (Seo JY), Sang Jeong Kim (Kim SJ), Soon Joo Lee (Lee SJ), Eun Song Song (Song ES), Young Jong Woo (Woo YJ), Young Youn Choi (Choi YY)
Department of Pediatrics, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
Corresponding Author: Young Youn Choi ,Email:
Copyright © 2010 by The Korean Pediatric Society
Although milky nipple discharge appears frequently in infants, bloody nipple discharge is a very rare finding. We experienced a 4-month-old, breast-fed infant who showed bilateral bloody nipple discharge with no signs of infection, engorgement, or hypertrophy. The infants hormonal examination and coagulation tests were normal, and an ultrasound examination revealed mammary duct ectasia. The symptoms resolved spontaneously within 6 weeks without any specific treatment, except that we advised the mother to refrain from taking herbal medicine. Since no such case has been previously reported in Korea, we present this case with a brief review of the literature.
Keywords: Infant | Nipple | Blood | Discharge
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