Mycobacterium marinum remains an unrecognized cause of indolent skin infections.

  title={Mycobacterium marinum remains an unrecognized cause of indolent skin infections.},
  author={Julie Steinbrink and Molara Alexis and Daniella Angulo-Thompson and Mayur S. Ramesh and George John Alangaden and Marisa H Miceli},
  volume={100 5},
We identified 5 patients who had cutaneous lesions with cultures that yielded Mycobacterium marinum. It was discovered that all 5 patients had a home aquarium, and infection was preceded by trauma to the hand. However, the association between the development of the infection and exposure of the trauma site to the aquarium was not initially established until repeated questioning was performed. Skin biopsies or incision and drainage were performed for all patients, and the diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING

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