Rusty pipe syndrome: a case report
Rusty pipe syndrome is a rare but benign self-limiting condition characterised by spontaneous, painless, bilateral bloody nipple discharge in lactating mothers. This can cause significant anxiety for mothers and caregivers. We report on the case of a term newborn who was admitted to the neonatal unit because of respiratory distress. Expressed breast milk from the mother on day 1 was brownish blood stained. The bloody discolouration of the milk improved from the second day and cleared by day 4.
Ashok Zachariah Mathews1
1Royale Hayat Hospital, Jabrya, Kuwait
2Igbinedion University, Nigeria
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