Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.

@article{Cheung2012MycobacteriumMI,
  title={Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.},
  author={Jason Pui Yin Cheung and Boris Kwok Keung Fung and Wing yuk Ip and S Chow},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={214-8}
}
PURPOSE To review records of 166 patients who underwent treatment for Mycobacterium marinum tenosynovitis of the hand and wrist to identify factors associated with functional outcome. METHODS Records of 97 men and 69 women aged 13 to 85 (mean, 50) years who underwent treatment for suspected M marinum tenosynovitis of the hand and wrist were retrospectively reviewed. All underwent open biopsy; synovectomy was performed when florid synovitis was present. Rifampicin and ethambutol were usually… CONTINUE READING