puerperal mastitis

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pu·er·per·al mas·ti·tis

mastitis, usually suppurative, occurring in the later part of the puerperium.

puerperal mastitis

Etymology: L, puerpus, childbirth; Gk, mastos, breast, itis, inflammation
a form of acute mastitis in a nursing mother.

puerperal mastitis

Mastitis, often accompanied by suppuration, occurring in the later portion of the puerperium. The breast may become indurated due to retention of milk.
See also: mastitis


Paul, Austrian physician, 1871-1923.
Mathes syndrome - breast pain with nursing. Synonym(s): puerperal mastitis