Abraham's wife Blessy Tom, 32, a staff nurse of Sharjah University Hospital - and resident of Pathanapuram, Kollam District - was treated for a breast infection at the private clinic in Sharjah in November 2015.
Since then I have had three operations, breast infection treatment, X-rays, scans, three ultra-sound checks and investigations, oncology appointments in Ward 1, quite regular contact with Ward 6, countless appointments with my surgeon, and my next appointment is scheduled for November.
Angiosarcomas need to be considered in evaluation of breast masses in patients with a history of breast reduction surgery, seemingly unresolved breast infection, and with negative radiological imaging.
(5-7) Lactation, pregnancy, and other causes of immunosuppression (especially human immunodeficiency virus) have been associated with an increased risk of breast infection. (6-8) This patient was at risk for immunosuppression from longstanding diabetes.
The inflammatory vasodilation and edematous congestion in the mastitic breast increased the likelihood of any blood-borne organism to travel to and become lodged in the area of previous breast infection. As such, this appears to be a case of secondary colonization of a previously existing breast abscess with A.