Basic Summary for Mastitis


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Main name of condition: Mastitis


What is Mastitis?
  Brief description of Mastitis: Infected breast common in nursing mothers
  Parent types of Mastitis: Nipple conditions, Breast conditions
  Organs Affected by Mastitis: breast
How serious is Mastitis?
  Complications of Mastitis: see complications of Mastitis
What causes Mastitis?
  Cause of Mastitis: Infection or blockage in breast milk ducts; usually caused by bacteria.
  Causes of Mastitis: see causes of Mastitis
  Risk factors for Mastitis: see risk factors for Mastitis
What are the symptoms of Mastitis?
  Symptoms of Mastitis: see symptoms of Mastitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Mastitis: see treatments for Mastitis
  Prevention of Mastitis: see prevention of Mastitis
Society issues for Mastitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Mastitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mastitis:
  • 0.004% (459) of hospital consultant episodes were for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (916) of hospital bed days were for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (252) of hospital consultant episodes were for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (661) of hospital bed days were for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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