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Breast infection. Close-up of the breast of a 42 year old woman showing mastitis, an inflamed area of the breast caused by a bacterial infection. The woman is a new mother. Mastitis is most common in breastfeeding women, although it can occur due to fluctuating hormone levels. Treatment is with antibiotics.
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