Which of the following is correct regarding post-partal puerperal mastitis?
|A||Infants GIT is the usual source for causative organism|
|B||Initial treatment is penicillin|
|C||It may develop in frank abscess and drainage may be required|
|E||coli is most common organism causing it|
a. Puerperal mastitis may be subacute but is often characterized by chills, fever, and tachycardia.
b. If undiagnosed, it may progress to suppurative mastitis with abscess formation that requires drainage.
c. The most common offending organism is Staphylococcus aureus.
d. This is generally transmitted from the infant’s nose and throat.
e. This in turn is most likely acquired from personnel in the nursery.
f. At times, epidemics of suppurative mastitis have developed.
A penicillinase-resistant antibiotic is the initial treatment of choice.