Mycobacterium marinum infection following contact with reptiles: vivarium granuloma.


A 19-year-old man presented with a 1.5-cm nodule on the first dorsal metacarpal ray. The patient denied having contact with fish tanks or fish, but recalled handling many reptiles without gloves in the vivarium where he worked. A culture of a skin biopsy specimen yielded Mycobacterium marinum. The clinical outcome was favourable after a 2-week course of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.11.020

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