An American woman who traveled to Cancun months after getting a breast augmentation had to have her right implant removed after she developed a salmonella infection.
The 34-year-old woman is believed to be the first documented case of a breast implant salmonella infection following a case of traveler’s diarrhea.
Via NY Post:
According to the JPRAS Open case report, she developed abdominal pain and diarrhea during her vacation, which later progressed to fever and chills that persisted upon her return to the US. Her symptoms resolved without treatment, but 14 days later she began experiencing pain in her right breast, which appeared swollen and tender.
The report’s authors noted that a “small amount of homogeneous fluid” was observed surrounding her right implant during an ultrasound. She was prescribed antibiotics but the pain continued to worsen, leading doctors to operate.
“She was taken to the operating room where the abscess was incised, drained and the implant removed,” the authors wrote. “Cultures grew Salmonella serogroup C.”
The patient was placed on antibiotics and advised to wait four months to replace the implant.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all.