Bilateral breast tuberculosis – A rare entity

Nikhil S Shetty, Vijay P Agrawal, Ashwin Narasimhaprasad


Tuberculosis of the breast is an extremely rare disease. In developing countries, where tuberculosis is endemic, the incidence is 0.25 - 4.5% in contrast to western countries where it is less than 0.1%. The diagnosis is difficult because of nonspecific clinical and radiologic findings. It is usually suspected in a multiparous, lactating woman who may be immunocompromised. Radiological findings simulate malignant lesions of breast. We report an immunocompetent patient, who had no issue and had bilateral breast involvement which is very rare.


Tuberculosis, breast, immunocompetent

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