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Caspian J Intern Med 2011, 2(1): 198-200 Back to browse issues page
Mycobacterium marinum as a cause of skin chronic granulomatous in the hand
Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Fard *, Mohammad Reza Yossefi, Behzad Esfandiari, Ali Ashgar Sefidgar Seyyed
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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. He worked as a laborer at an aquarium store. A smear from the walls of the necrotic center when stained for acid-fast bacilli revealed organisms consistent with mycobacteria.
Conclusion: Cutaneous nodular lesion on the hand or forearm of the patient working in aquatic environment, M marinum should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Keywords: Mycobacterium marinum, atypical mycobacteria, hand infection, granuloma
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Infectious Diseases
Received: 2014/01/14 | Accepted: 2014/01/14 | Published: 2014/01/14
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Hosseini Fard S M, Yossefi M R, Esfandiari B, Sefidgar Seyyed A A. Mycobacterium marinum as a cause of skin chronic granulomatous in the hand. Caspian J Intern Med 2011; 2 (1) :198-200
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