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>Journals >Medicina Cutánea Ibero-Latino-Americana >Year 2010, Issue 2

Jaled MM, Pedrini CMF, González P, Förster FJ, Anaya JS, Stengel FM
Mycobacterium marinum skin infections. Epidemiology, clinical features and treatment
Med Cutan Iber Lat Am 2010; 38 (2)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 70-75
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Mycobacterium marinum (MM) is an atypical mycobacteria. MM can affect different fish species. Humans can be infected by direct contact with fish or contaminated water. Mycobacterium Marinum infections are an emerging problem related to “fish tank hobby”.
Eight cases of cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium marinum were studied in two medical center in Argentina from 1990 to 2007. We describe an atypical clinical presentation, to our knowledge not previously reported.

Key words: Mycobacterium marinum, aquarium granuloma, swimming-pool granuloma.


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