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Flare or foe? - infection mimicking rheumatoid arthritis tenosynovitis: case report and literature review.

BMC Rheumatol 2020 16;4:11. Epub 2020 Mar 16.

1Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, D-37075 Göttingen, Germany.

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis affecting about 1% of the population. With the advent of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs the disease can be well controlled in many cases. Patients, however, are prone to developing infectious complications. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7074991PMC

Fishing for a Diagnosis, the Impact of Delayed Diagnosis on the Course of Infection: 21 Years of Experience at a Tertiary Care Hospital.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Jan 4;7(1):ofz550. Epub 2020 Jan 4.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Background: is a common but underreported mycobacterial infection. We conducted a large retrospective study to determine risk factors and describe the therapeutic interventions and outcomes in patients with uncomplicated and complicated infection.

Methods: Culture-confirmed infection cases were identified from the Mayo Clinic Clinical Mycology Laboratory from January 1998 to December 2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6975249PMC
January 2020

Dermoscopy of Mycobacterium marinum Skin infection: A Challenging Diagnosis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2019 Dec;27(4):278-279

Claudio Conforti, MD, Dermatology Clinic, Hospital Maggiore, Trieste, Italy;

Dear Editor, Mycobacterium (M.) marinum is a slow-growing atypical mycobacterium found mainly in saltwater environments. Infection occurs following inoculation of a skin lesion and manifests as a localized granuloma; in fact, the most common cause of infection with M. Read More

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December 2019

Cutaneous Mycobacterium Marinum Infection (Fish Tank Granuloma) in a Renal Transplant Recipient: Case Report and Literature Review.

Cureus 2019 Oct 28;11(10):e6013. Epub 2019 Oct 28.

Dermatology, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, FRA.

Atypical mycobacterioses are unusual infections of the skin and other organs caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria. Fish tank granuloma and swimming pool granuloma are two forms of atypical mycobacterioses caused by Mycobacterium marinum. So far, only a few cases of these infections have been reported in organ transplant patients, and these usually are more severe when compared with atypical mycobacterioses in immunocompetent hosts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.6013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6881089PMC
October 2019

Fish tank granuloma: An emerging skin disease in Iran mimicking Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.

PLoS One 2019 19;14(9):e0221367. Epub 2019 Sep 19.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran.

Objective: Mycobacterium marinum causes a rare cutaneous disease known as fish tank granuloma (FTG). The disease manifestations resemble those associated with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL). The aim of this study was to determine whether FTG was the cause of cutaneous lesions in patients who were referred to the Parasitology laboratory of Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad to be investigated for CL. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6752854PMC
March 2020
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A case of cutaneous nodules in a sporotrichoid pattern.

Dermatol Online J 2019 Mar 15;25(3). Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João EPE, Porto.

A sporotrichoid pattern describes a clinical presentation in which inflammatory nodules spread along the path of lymphatic drainage, being reported in association with several infectious, neoplastic, and inflammatory skin conditions. Herein, we report a 65-year-old man presenting with a three-month history of erythematous nodules in a linear distribution along the left hand and forearm. He reported recent rose gardening and regular contact with an aquarium. Read More

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March 2019
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The Case | Posttransplant upper limb inflammatory nodules.

Kidney Int 2019 03;95(3):721-722

Department of Kidney Transplantation, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Descartes, RTRS "Centaure," Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2018.10.012DOI Listing
March 2019
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Complete Resolution of Infection with Clarithromycin and Ethambutol: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2018 Dec 1;11(12):48-51. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Ms. Krooks, Dr. Weatherall, and Dr. Markowitz are with the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

A 70-year-old, immunocompetent male presented with mildly painful and pruritic erythematous patches and vesicles on the right dorsal aspect of the distal middle finger present for four weeks. Other skin lesions or systemic symptoms were notably absent. The patient failed to respond to valacyclovir, topical triamcinolone acetonide ointment, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and cephalexin for presumptive diagnoses of recurrent herpetic whitlow, dyshidrotic eczema, and blistering distal dactylitis, respectively. Read More

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December 2018
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The Avium, the fish, the aquarist, and a resilient dermatology team: an unusual approach for an unusual pathogen.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Mar 19;58(3):e52-e54. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Dermatology, The Princess Alexandra hospital, Harlow, Essex, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.14311DOI Listing
March 2019
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Severe pet-transmitted zoonosis in a patient with a compromised immune system.

CMAJ 2018 11;190(45):E1332-E1336

Department of Medicine (Bienz, Tomaszewski, McDonald), McGill University Health Centre; Clinical Practice Assessment Unit (McDonald), Montréal, Que.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6232001PMC
November 2018
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Sporotrichoid fish tank granuloma.

QJM 2019 Feb;112(2):147

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, HELIOS St. Elisabeth Hospital Oberhausen, University Witten-Herdecke, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcy203DOI Listing
February 2019
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Severe cutaneous hand infection: Mycobacterium marinum in an immunosuppressed patient.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):1117. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; Institute for Autoimmune Systemic and Neurological Diseases, Athens; and Academy of Athens, Greece.

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March 2019
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Investigation of a community cluster of cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection, an emerging zoonotic pathogen in aquaculture industry, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Ontario, Canada, July-August 2015.

Zoonoses Public Health 2019 02 24;66(1):164-168. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.

In July 2015, a cluster of five suspect cases of clinically diagnosed Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) skin infections were reported to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU), Ontario, Canada, with two additional cases subsequently identified through case finding. All seven cases presented with cutaneous lesions located on the finger, hand and/or elbow regions typical of M. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/zph.12521
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February 2019
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Piscine mycobacteriosis - Involvement of bacterial species and reflection in pathology.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 2018 Jun;160(6):385-393

Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern.

Introduction: Piscine mycobacteriosis is a lethal disease with zoonotic potential, found worldwide in both fresh and marine fish. More than 20 strains of Mycobacterium spp. are known to persist in fish so far, but the pathogenicity is currently unknown for most of them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17236/sat00165DOI Listing
June 2018
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Mycobacterium marinum infections in Denmark from 2004 to 2017: A retrospective study of incidence, patient characteristics, treatment regimens and outcome.

Sci Rep 2018 04 30;8(1):6738. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) is a slowly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium. The incidence of M. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-24702-7
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24702-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928249PMC
April 2018
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Disseminated Invasive Mycobacterium marinum Infection Involving the Lung of a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus.

Infect Chemother 2018 Mar;50(1):59-64

Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.

Mycobacterium marinum infection in humans occurs mainly as a granulomatous infection after exposure of traumatized skin to contaminated water. It is usually confined to the skin and soft tissue. Disseminated disease involving other organs rarely occurs in immunocompetent patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2018.50.1.59DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895835PMC
March 2018
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Disseminated Mycobacterium marinum skin infection due to chronic lymphedema in an immunocompetent patient.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 May 30;16(5):614-616. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13491DOI Listing
May 2018
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Mycobacterium marinum infection in fish and man: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management; a review.

Vet Q 2018 Dec;38(1):35-46

f Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture , Zagazig University , Egypt.

Mycobacterium marinum is an opportunistic pathogen inducing infection in fresh and marine water fish. This pathogen causes necrotizing granuloma like tuberculosis, morbidity and mortality in fish. The cell wall-associated lipid phthiocerol dimycocerosates, phenolic glycolipids and ESAT-6 secretion system 1 (ESX-1) are the conserved virulence determinant of the organism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01652176.2018.1447171DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6831007PMC
December 2018
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Concurrent Painless Weeping Nodule and Targetoid Lesion on the Hand.

Am Fam Physician 2017 Dec;96(11):739-741

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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December 2017
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Local hyperthermia therapy for refractory cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection.

Dermatol Ther 2017 Nov 13;30(6). Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12561DOI Listing
November 2017
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Two cases of Mycobacterium marinum infection on the upper limbs.

J Dermatol 2017 Oct 30;44(10):e270-e271. Epub 2017 May 30.

Department of Dermatology, Kosei General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.13920DOI Listing
October 2017
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Eine Riesennase mit krustigen Zacken.

Authors:
H S Füeßl

MMW Fortschr Med 2017 May;159(8):44

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15006-017-9576-7DOI Listing
May 2017
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao03092DOI Listing
March 2017
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Septic arthritis caused by Mycobacterium marinum infection.

J Dermatol 2017 Oct 14;44(10):1179-1180. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

Department of Rheumatology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.13673DOI Listing
October 2017
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Mycobacterium marinum skin infection in a sushi cook.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2016 Oct;151(5):569-70

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantations, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy -

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October 2016
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Chronic subcutaneous nodules, plaques and ulcers of the hand.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017 Jan-Feb;83(1):133-135

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0378-6323.187092DOI Listing
May 2017
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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

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4839948PMC
March 2016
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Under the Sea: Superficial Skin Infection With an Atypical Cause.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2017 Dec;33(12):e167-e169

Traumatic abrasions on human extremities as a result of direct contact with sea, lake, river, or aquarium animals or from traumatic injuries sustained in seawater may develop into solitary or linear granulomatous lesions. One of the more common microbial etiologies for such infections is Mycobacterium marinum. An astute pediatrician, family physician, or nurse practitioner should have a high index of suspicion and obtain specific cultures to support the growth of Mycobacterium species. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000000611DOI Listing
December 2017
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[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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anplas.2015.11.004DOI Listing
August 2016
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[Sporadic cutaneous infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria: a retrospective study of 37 cases].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 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

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December 2015
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ937DOI Listing
March 2016
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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

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May 2015
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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

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6535045PMC
December 2015
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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

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April 2017
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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

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4372314PMC
March 2015
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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

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April 2015
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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

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July 2015
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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

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July 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/ircmj.10120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3965856PMC
February 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2013.11.020DOI Listing
April 2014
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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

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February 2014
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Slow-growing angiomatous lesions on the limbs.

Cleve Clin J Med 2014 Feb;81(2):79-80

Department of Dermatology, Valencia University General Hospital, Valencia, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.81a.13058DOI Listing
February 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/161329DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3874340PMC
July 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/ejd.2013.2103DOI Listing
June 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.12094DOI Listing
November 2014
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2013.779801DOI Listing
December 2013
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S45197DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3733875PMC
November 2013
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Mycobacterium marinum infection occurring on the face.

J Dermatol 2013 Sep 9;40(9):773-4. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Department of Dermatology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.12213DOI Listing
September 2013
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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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2012.012244DOI Listing
January 2013
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