Fish Tank Exposure and Cutaneous Infections Due to Mycobacterium marinum: Tuberculin Skin Testing, Treatment, and Prevention

Lewis, Felicia M.T.; Marsh, Bryan J.; von Reyn, C. Fordham
August 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p390
Academic Journal
Describes cases of patients with soft tissue infection due to Mycobacterium marinum. Patients' cutaneous exposure to fish tanks; Treatment of patients with two-drug combination therapy; Recommendation for persons with open skin lesions or immunosuppression to avoid cutaneous contact with fish tanks.


Related Articles

  • Garden-Variety Lesions? Schleicher, Stephen M.; Schiffman, Lawrence A. // Cortlandt Forum;06/25/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p40 

    Presents cases of dermatologic diseases in the U.S. Diagnosis on a wart-like lesion with erythematous; Start of a reddened area on the forearm of the second patient as a pus-filled pimple; Difference of the lesions of mycobacterium marinum said to infect the first patient from sporotrichosis,...

  • Painful Erythematous Nodules. Pearson, Stephen H.; Shenenberger, Donald W. // American Family Physician;9/1/2007, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p697 

    The article discusses the case of a patient with mycobacterium marinum. The patient is a 64-year-old woman presented with a one-month history of painful nodules that started on her right hand. It states that infection with mycobacterium marinum commonly results in a granulomatous skin infection...

  • CME-Dermatologie 2. Lautenschlager, Stephan // Praxis (16618157); 

    No abstract available.

  • Infliximab/methotrexate/prednisone.  // Reactions Weekly;2/20/2010, Issue 1289, p23 

    The article describes the case of a 56-year-old man who experienced Mycobacterium marinum skin infection while receiving prednisone, methotrexate and infliximab. Particular focus is given to the patient's medical history and the results of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound of...

  • Mycobacterium marinum infection with sporotrichoid spread from fish tank exposure. Fleming, Patrick; Keystone, Jay S. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/16/2017, Vol. 189 Issue 2, pE76 

    The article presents the case study of a 52-year-old man with lesions and inflammation of his left arm which developed after his index finger was lacerated while cleaning a fish tank. The patient's physical condition is discussed whose skin biopsy revealed dermal granulomatous inflammation with...

  • CME-Dermatologie 2/Auflösung. Lautenschlager, Stephan // Praxis (16618157);9/4/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 18, p1145 

    No abstract available.

  • Methotrexate/prednisone.  // Reactions Weekly;6/7/2008, Issue 1205, p20 

    The article describes the case of a 69-year-old man with a history of inflammatory arthritis who developed a disseminated Mycobacterium marinum infection with skin eruptions and joint effusion after receiving prednisone and methotrexate. It references a study by K. Roddy et al, published in the...

  • Rapid Resolution of Mycobacterium marinum Chronic Skin Infection during Lenalidomide Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Awais, Ahmed; Tam, Constantine S.; Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios; Ferrajoli, Alessandra; Duvic, Madeleine; Cortes, Jorge; Keating, Michael J. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/1/2008, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p69 

    The immunomodulatory drug lenalidomide is currently being evaluated for its antineoplastic properties in treating hematologic malignancies. However, its potential role in augmenting immune reactions against opportunistic infections has not been explored. We report the rapid resolution of chronic...

  • Mycobacterium ulcerans and Other Mycolactone- Producing Mycobacteria Should Be Considered a Single Species. Pidot, Sacha J.; Asiedu, Kingsley; Käser, Michael; Fyfe, Janet A. M.; Stinear, Timothy P. // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Jul2010, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p1 

    In this article, the authors discuss the classification of all mycolactone-producing mycobacteria (MPM) as Mycobacterium ulcerans (M. ulcerans). The authors mention that M. marinum and M. ulcerans are genetically related species that both causes different human skin diseases like Buruli ulcer...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics