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Bloody Nipple Discharge in an Infant

Hideyuki Ujiie, MD; Masashi Akiyama, MD, PhD; Rinko Osawa, MD; Satoru Shida, MD, PhD; Satoru Aoyagi, MD, PhD; Hiroshi Shimizu, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(9):1068-1069. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.198.
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Bloody nipple discharge (BND) is occasionally observed in women with mammary disorders such as mastitis, intraductal papilloma, or breast carcinoma. However, this phenomenon is rarely seen in infants and children; BND in infants has seldom been reported in the dermatologic literature.

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Bloody nipple discharge. A, Clinical appearance of bloody nipple discharge from the left breast. B, Ultrasonographic image of the left breast showing dilatation of the subareolar mammary ducts (arrows).

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