Mycobacterium marinum infection: A case report and review of the literature

Ryan P. Johnson, Yang Xia, Sunghun Cho, Richard F. Burroughs, Stephen J. Krivda

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Abstract

Mycobacterium marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacteria that is often acquired via contact with contaminated salt or fresh water. We present a case of a 67-year-old man who developed several solitary nontender nodules on his hands and fore-arm after working on the underside of his boat. In addition, we provide a review of the literature and discuss how this infection is acquired, the underlying pathogenesis, the cutaneous and histologic findings, the differential diagnosis, the diagnostic methods, and the various treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalCutis
Volume79
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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