Breast infections may arise de novo or, may occur secondary to mastitis and/or, a lesion in the skin. The commoner clinical
findings consist of a tender, hard breast mass with erythema of the overlying skin. Needle aspiration yields pus, cultures, of
which yield the infecting microorganisms. In practice, treatment is usually empiric consisting of bed rest, frequent nursing, fluids,
acetaminophen for pain and fever and a course of antibiotics. The other common line of treatment for breast abscess consists of
incision and drainage with primary and/or, secondary closure. This brief communication on breast abscess gives an overview of the
possible etiologies, clinical signs and symptoms and the treatment lines for breast abscess.