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    Mycolactone-producing Mycobacterium marinum infection in captive Hong Kong warty newts and pathological evidence of impaired host immune function.
    Dis Aquat Organ 2017 Mar;123(3):239-249
    Graduate Institute of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan.
    A mass mortality event of captive Hong Kong warty newts Paramesotriton hongkongensis with non-granulomatous necrotic lesions occurred in Taipei Zoo, Taiwan, in 2014. Clinically, the sick newts were lethargic and often covered with water mold Saprolegnia sp. on the skin of the body trunk or extremities. Read More

    Disseminated Mycobacterium marinum Infection With a Destructive Nasal Lesion Mimicking Extranodal NK/T Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Mar;95(11):e3131
    From the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine (TA, MI, HN, ST, TB) and Hematology (TK, TS, SO), Department of Medicine; Division of Diagnostic Pathology (KK); and Center for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control (KS, NH), Keio University School of Medicine; Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NN, YH), Tokyo, Japan.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a ubiquitous waterborne organism that mainly causes skin infection in immunocompetent patients, and its disseminated infection is rare. Extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL) usually localizes at the nasal and/or paranasal area, but occasionally disseminates into the skin/soft tissue and gastrointestinal tract. Compromised immunity is a risk factor for developing nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection and malignant lymphoma, and the 2 diseases may share similar clinical presentation; however, only a few reports have described NTM infection mimicking malignant lymphoma. Read More

    [Osteo-cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection of the elbow and reconstruction with radial collateral artery perforator-based propeller flap].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2016 Aug 31;61(4):311-5. Epub 2015 Dec 31.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre SOS main, CHU Ch.-Nicolle, 76031 Rouen, France.
    Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical and non-tuberculosis mycobacterium that mainly leads to cutaneous infections. Infections occur through inoculation of the organism through injury to the skin in the presence of contaminated water or fish. The patient often presents with unspecific symptoms and the evolution, in the absence of adequate treatment, is characterized by an expansion of the cutaneous lesion and a spread to deep structures. Read More

    [Sporadic cutaneous infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria: a retrospective study of 37 cases].
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 2015 Dec;47(6):939-44
    Department of Dermatology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China.
    Objective: To study the clinical and pathological characteristics of sporadic cutaneous infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), and investigate the diagnostic criteria and therapeutic principal.

    Methods: Totally 37 cases of sporadic cutaneous infections due to NTM were confirmed in the Department of Dermatology, Peking University People's Hospital from January 2000 to March 2014. The microbiologic and clinical data were reviewed, and their skin biopsy specimens were reassessed. Read More

    Clinical and Pathological Evaluation of Mycobacterium marinum Group Skin Infections Associated With Fish Markets in New York City.
    Clin Infect Dis 2016 Mar 16;62(5):590-5. Epub 2015 Dec 16.
    Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Background: From December 2013 through May 2014, physicians, dermatopathologists, and public health authorities collaborated to characterize an outbreak of Mycobacterium marinum and other nontuberculous mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) associated with handling fish in New York City's Chinatown. Clinicopathologic and laboratory investigations were performed on a series of patients.

    Methods: Medical records were reviewed for 29 patients. Read More

    Sporotrichoid Mycobacterium marinum infection in an elderly woman.
    Dermatol Online J 2015 May 18;21(5). Epub 2015 May 18.
    University of Trieste, Italy.
    We describe the case of an elderly woman who acquired a Mycobacterium marinum infection following skin exposure to the bacteria through a small wound on her right ring finger, obtained while preparing fish. The resultant sporotrichoid nodules of the right hand and the distal forearm, refractory to the initial therapy with doxycycline and rifampicin, were successfully treated with oral regimen of clarithromycin. Read More

    Twenty-eight cases of Mycobacterium marinum infection: retrospective case series and literature review.
    Infection 2015 Dec 14;43(6):655-62. Epub 2015 Apr 14.
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 102539, 315 Trent Drive, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.
    Purpose: Invasive Mycobacterium marinum disease (tenosynovitis and osteomyelitis) may be an increasingly common manifestation of M. marinum infection that presents unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. We conducted a retrospective case series and literature review of M. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum Infection of the Hand in an Immunocompromised Aquarium Hobbyist.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 04;25(1):67-71
    Paola Đurinec MD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;
    M. marinum, a nontuberculous mycobacterium, is a rare human pathogen widely distributed in the aquatic environment. In the previous century, epidemics took place due to inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum infection: a case report.
    J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2015 20;21. Epub 2015 Mar 20.
    Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima, Rodovia Comandante João Ribeiro de Barros, km 225/226, Bauru, SP CEP 17.034-971 Brazil.
    The infection by Mycobacterium marinum in humans is relatively uncommon. When it occurs, it mainly affects the skin, usually with a chronic, indolent and benign evolution. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and a significant delay may be observed between the first symptoms to the final diagnosis. Read More

    Skin and subcutaneous infections in south-east Asia.
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 2015 Apr;28(2):133-8
    Dermatology Unit, Medical Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Purpose Of Review: We reviewed current literature on four different skin and subcutaneous infections which are often touted as 'emerging diseases' of south-east Asia, namely melioidosis, penicilliosis, sporotrichosis and Mycobacterium marinum infection. Lack of consensus treatment guidelines, high treatment costs and limited investigative capability in certain endemic areas are among the challenges faced by managing physicians. With the increase in borderless travelling, it is hoped that this review will facilitate better understanding and heighten the clinical suspicion of such infections for clinicians in other parts of the world. Read More

    Treatment of sporotrichoid fish tank granuloma with pulsed clarithromycin.
    Dermatology 2014 11;229(2):83-7. Epub 2014 Sep 11.
    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
    Background: There is no established therapy of choice for Mycobacterium marinum skin infections; clarithromycin monotherapy was used in some anecdotical cases at changeable daily doses and length.

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed clarithromycin monotherapy.

    Methods: 29 patients with a clinical diagnosis of sporotrichoid fish tank granuloma were admitted from 2002 to 2013. Read More

    A case of extensive cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection in a Pacific Islander living in New Zealand.
    N Z Med J 2014 Jul 4;127(1397):88-92. Epub 2014 Jul 4.
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a rare cause of cutaneous infection. The typical clinical picture consists of one or more discrete well circumscribed lesions affecting the upper limbs. However, a more exuberant form has been described in the South Pacific, where it is sometimes entitled 'Spam disease' given the infected skin's similar appearance to the canned food. Read More

    Review of Mycobacterium marinum Infection Reported From Iran and Report of Three New Cases With Sporotrichoid Presentation.
    Iran Red Crescent Med J 2014 Feb 5;16(2):e10120. Epub 2014 Feb 5.
    Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Department, Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran.
    Introduction: Mycobacterium marinum infection is the most common nontuberculous mycobacterial skin lesions. It results from skin injury and contact with contaminated water, fish, or shellfish; its infections have low frequency, nonspecific symptoms and lack of specific identification methods that can alter correct diagnosis.This study designed about cases that reported from Iran and comparing their presentation and clinical sign and symptom and outcome. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum infection following contact with reptiles: vivarium granuloma.
    Int J Infect Dis 2014 Apr 12;21:17-8. Epub 2014 Feb 12.
    Aix Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Faculté de Médecine, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, cedex 5, France. Electronic address:
    A 19-year-old man presented with a 1.5-cm nodule on the first dorsal metacarpal ray. The patient denied having contact with fish tanks or fish, but recalled handling many reptiles without gloves in the vivarium where he worked. Read More

    Treatment of biopsy and culture negative Mycobacterium marinum: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2014 Feb;13(2):204-6
    Mycobacterium marinum infections are frequently linked to aquatic environments. Cutaneous infections with these organisms cause superficial nodules, ulcerations, and pustules on the skin. Involvement of the deeper tissue may occur when diagnosis and treatment are delayed, allowing the organisms to spread. Read More

    Fish tank granuloma caused by Mycobacterium marinum in two aquarists: two case reports.
    Biomed Res Int 2013 12;2013:161329. Epub 2013 Dec 12.
    Department of Dermatovenerology, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University, 128 21 Prague, Czech Republic.
    Mycobacterium marinum, the cause of chronic systemic infections in fish, occasionally causes granulomatous skin and soft tissue lesions in humans. Cutaneous mycobacterial infection in two patients owing to unusual circumstances is presented in this report. The first patient was infected through improper hygienic behavior, while infection in the second patient was previously misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis and treated with methylprednisolone for a period of three months, which resulted in a rare systemic spread of M. Read More

    Aquarium-borne Mycobacterium marinum skin infection. Report of 15 cases and review of the literature.
    Eur J Dermatol 2013 Jul-Aug;23(4):510-6
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Section of Dermatology.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a non-tuberculous photochromogenic mycobacterium, commonly responsible for fish and amphibious infections world-wide. Contagion in humans typically follows minor hand trauma from aquarium keeping and manifests as a granulomatous infection of the skin. Dissemination is rare and almost exclusive to immunosuppressed hosts. Read More

    The fish tank strikes again: metachronous nontuberculous mycobacterial skin infection in an immunosuppressed host.
    Australas J Dermatol 2014 Nov 29;55(4):e77-9. Epub 2013 Aug 29.
    Department of Medicine (Dermatology), St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Australia; Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc.
    An 82-year-old woman on long-term prednisolone for chronic obstructive airways disease presented with a 2-month history of nodules on her left forearm. This occurred 10 years after nodules on her right forearm caused by a culture-proven Mycobacterium marinum infection. Histopathological examination, polymerase chain reaction and culture of biopsy specimens were positive for M. Read More

    Invasive Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand.
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013 Dec 26;47(6):532-4. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
    Department of Hand Surgery, Skåne University Hospital , Malmö
    Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand is rare. We report the case of a 39-year-old man with M marinum infection that resulted in a chronic soft tissue infection, extensor tendon synovitis, and arthritis of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints. The cause was probably tropical freshwater fishes. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum: a potential immunotherapy for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
    Drug Des Devel Ther 2013 29;7:669-80. Epub 2013 Jul 29.
    Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Skin Diseases and STIs, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.
    Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the immune response induced by Mycobacterium marinum infection in vitro and the potential of M. marinum as an immunotherapy for M. tuberculosis infection. Read More

    A rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium marinum infection in a newly diagnosed HIV-1 individual.
    Int J STD AIDS 2013 Jan 6;24(1):75-7. Epub 2013 May 6.
    Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth, UK.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a rare non-tuberculous mycobacterium known commonly to cause fish tank granuloma. It is found in aquatic surroundings and is common in healthy individuals. We report a case and review the literature in an immunocompromised HIV-1 individual with a first reported case of a rifampicin-resistant M. Read More

    Vitamin D-dependent cathelicidin inhibits Mycobacterium marinum infection in human monocytic cells.
    J Dermatol Sci 2013 Jun 9;70(3):166-72. Epub 2013 Feb 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan.
    Background: 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) up-regulates the production of human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) from monocytes/macrophages infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tbc). CAMP facilitates the co-localization of autophagolysosomes with M. Read More

    [Mycobacterium marinum is difficult to diagnose].
    Ugeskr Laeger 2012 Dec;174(50):3176-7
    Dermato-allergologisk Afdeling, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark.
    The diagnosis of cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection is often delayed for months after presentation. In this case the diagnosis and correct treatment was delayed for ten months resulting in possible irreversible damage to the patient's infected finger. The main reason for the delay is lack of knowledge of the mycobacterium. Read More

    Successful treatment of refractory cutaneous infection caused by Mycobacterium marinum with a combined regimen containing amikacin.
    Clin Interv Aging 2012 22;7:533-8. Epub 2012 Nov 22.
    Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Skin Diseases, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China.
    Background: The incidence of Mycobacterium marinum infection has been increasing. First-line antituberculous drugs and other common antibiotics are effective for most cutaneous M. marinum infections; however, treatment failure still occurs in some rare cases. Read More

    A case of opportunistic skin infection with Mycobacterium marinum during adalimumab treatment in a patient with Crohn's disease.
    J Crohns Colitis 2013 Feb 5;7(1):e15-8. Epub 2012 Jul 5.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria.
    Opportunistic infections, especially reactivation with M. tuberculosis, are major complications during treatment with anti-TNF agents. Infections with atypical mycobacteria like Mycobacterium marinum are rare and tend to turn into a difficult and prolonged course due to delayed diagnosis. Read More

    [A case of lung infection complicated by pneumothorax caused by Mycobacterium marinum].
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 2012 Mar;86(2):139-43
    Department of Respiratory Tract Medicine, Kansai Electric Power Hospital.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a waterborne mycobacterium that commonly infects fish and amphibians worldwide, but transmission to humans can occasionally occur, typically as a granulomatous skin infection following minor hand trauma. Infection involving the lungs is very rare. We herein describe a case of M. Read More

    [The fate of 20 sea breams. Mycobacterium marinum infection].
    Hautarzt 2012 Sep;63(9):716-8
    Klinik für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Venerologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Ricklinger Str. 5, 30449, Hannover, Deutschland.
    Cutaneous infections with Mycobacterium marinum are rare. They also are known as swimming pool or fish tank granulomas. Often the history of contact with contaminated water associated with microtrauma of the upper extremities leads to the correct diagnosis. Read More

    Disseminated Mycobacterium marinum infection in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient.
    Transpl Infect Dis 2012 Aug 8;14(4):410-4. Epub 2011 Sep 8.
    Division of Infectious Diseases, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell, New York, New York, USA.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a photochromogenic mycobacterium that is ubiquitous in the aquatic environment. In the general population, exposure to aquaria is the most common cause of M. marinum infection. Read More

    Outbreak of a cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection in Jiangsu Haian, China.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2011 Nov;71(3):267-72
    Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province 210042, China.
    Mycobacterium marinum is a slow-growing mycobacterium. In November 2008, we diagnosed a patient with M. marinum infection who worked at a fish farm in Jiangsu Haian, China. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum infection causing extensive tissue destruction in a hypoxic COPD patient.
    Acta Clin Belg 2011 Jul-Aug;66(4):315-7
    Department of Internal Medicine, CHU-Charleroi, A. Vésale Hospital, Charleroi, Belgium.
    We report a skin Mycobacterium marinum infection presenting as wide ulcerative lesions of the arm (4 cm for the widest) in a hypoxic COPD patient who takes 4 mg methylprednisolone daily and higher doses during exacerbations. Diagnostic delay as well as glucocorticoid use could be responsible for the extension of the lesions. Clinical resolution occurred after three months of antibiotic therapy. Read More

    Refractory Hand Ulceration: A Case of Chronic Ulceration and Sporotrichoid Spread in a Fish Tank Hobbyist following Mycobacterium marinum Infection.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2011 May 10;3(2):137-41. Epub 2011 Jul 10.
    Department of Dermatology, ULB Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.
    We report the case of a 35-year-old man with a chronic ulceration of the hand in whom an infection with Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed. Clarithromycin and doxycycline were prescribed, resulting in a slow resolution of the ulceration. M. Read More

    [Infections due to Mycobacterium marinum: a review].
    Hautarzt 2011 Apr;62(4):266-71
    Haut- und Laborarzt/Allergologie, Andrologie, Labor für medizinische Mikrobiologie, Straße des Friedens 8, 04579 Mölbis, Deutschland.
    Mycobacterium marinum belongs to the non-tuberculous or "atypical" mycobacteria. The reservoirs for these ubiquitous and slowly growing bacteria are both fresh water and salt water. In particular, aquaria should be considered as important source of hobby-related infections especially of fingers, hands and forearms. Read More

    [Histopathological study of Mycobacterium marinum infection].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2011 Jan 30;138(1):17-22. Epub 2010 Nov 30.
    Laboratoire d'histopathologie, clinique dermatologique, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1 place de l'Hôpital, Strasbourg cedex, France.
    Introduction: Skin infection by Mycobacterium marinum induces the classic granuloma of aquariums and swimming pools. The histopathological signs have been described primarily in small series of typical cases, generally with no bacteriological evidence. In a national survey of proven infection with M. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum as a cause of skin chronic granulomatous in the hand.
    Caspian J Intern Med 2011 ;2(1):198-200
    Department of Fishery Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran.
    Background: Mycobacterium marinum infection has a worldwide distribution and the organism occupies many aquatic environments. Infections in human consist of nodular cutaneous lesions that can progress to tenosynovitis, arthritis, and osteomyelitis. Case presentation : A 27-year-old man was presented with a history of swelling and exudative erythematous lesions and pustules of the right forearm. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum infection of the deep structures of the hand and wrist: 25 years of experience.
    Hand Surg 2010 ;15(3):211-6
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
    Mycobacterium marinum infection could have various presentations, from superficial skin infection to deep structure destruction. The prognosis is relatively poor when deep structure is involved as it is more destructive. The prognosis is even worse when operation is required. Read More

    Mycobacterium marinum skin infection with tenosynovitis successfully treated with doxycycline.
    Dermatol Online J 2010 Sep 15;16(9). Epub 2010 Sep 15.
    Hospital de Sao Joao E.P.E., Porto, Portugal.
    Skin infection with Mycobacterium marinum can rarely spread to deeper structures, making it more difficult to treat. We report a case of a M. marinum skin infection and hand tenosynovitis that showed a good response to monotherapy with doxycycline in spite of severe hand movement impairment. Read More

    Nodular lymphangitis: Report of a case with presentation of a diagnostic paradigm.
    Dermatol Online J 2010 Sep 15;16(9). Epub 2010 Sep 15.
    University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, USA.
    A 54-year-old man with asthma, mitral valve prolapse, and a back injury developed erythematous nodules that progressed along the lymphatic drainage of his right arm. Skin biopsy revealed granulomatous inflammation with microabscess formation. Culture confirmed Mycobacterium marinum infection. Read More

    Upper extremity Mycobacterium marinum infection.
    Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2010 Oct 1;96(6):706-11. Epub 2010 Sep 1.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital Center, 40, allée de la source, 94195 Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France.
    Mycobacterium marinum is the cause of opportunistic infections in man. Although its clinical presentation is usually cutaneous, osteoarticular infections are not rare and should be rapidly diagnosed. Orthopaedic surgeons may have to manage a patient with this mycobacterial infection and should be able to make this diagnosis based on information about the patient's history and clinical criteria. Read More

    Delayed diagnosis of Mycobacterium marinum infection: A case report and review of the literature.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2010 ;19(2):35-9
    University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Department of Dermatology, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Mycobacterium marinum infection is the most common atypical skin mycobacterial infection of increasing importance. It results from skin injury and contact with contaminated aquarium water, fish, or shellfish; it is only rarely related to swimming pool sources nowadays. Diagnosis should be confirmed by isolation and identification of the organism; however, this gold standard is difficult to achieve in practice. Read More

    [Sporotrichoid topographic distribution and Mycobacterium marinum grown on a subdermal contraceptive implant].
    Rev Med Interne 2011 Apr 19;32(4):e49-51. Epub 2010 Jun 19.
    Service de dermatologie, HIA Laveran, 13384 Marseille cedex 13, France.
    We report a 37-year-old woman who presented a cutaneous papulonodular skin eruption with sporotrichoid topographic distribution. The diagnosis of Mycobacterium marinum infection was obtained with the bacteriological examination of a cutaneous biopsy and related to cleaning her aquarium at home. Mycobacteriological grown on a subdermal contraceptive implant had not been published before. Read More

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