Mycobacterium marinum skin infections. Report of 31 cases and review of the literature.

@article{Edelstein1994MycobacteriumMS,
  title={Mycobacterium marinum skin infections. Report of 31 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Hana Edelstein},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={154 12},
  pages={1359-64}
}
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium marinum is a rare cause of skin infections, and its treatment has been based primarily on the personal experience and preferences of individual investigators without the benefit of large studies. METHODS Thirty-one patients with confirmed M marinum infection were identified at 33 Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region medical centers by microbiologic records, and their charts were reviewed. RESULTS The upper extremity was affected in 90% of cases, and… CONTINUE READING
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