Need some info on TB Mastitis

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18 Nov 2016 - General

We are aware that tuberculous can spread to extrapulmonary sites by contiguous, lymphatic or hematogenous spread. One of these sites is the breast. Since TB can be transmitted via droplet I would like to pose this question: We are all health care professionals so I bring up this topic with no malice,

Are there cases wherein tuberculosis can be spread to the breast from mouth-to-nipple contact?

This was raised in our audit earlier. Any ideas? Have you seen any journals?