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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2011 Fall;22(3):101-3.

Mycobacterium senegalense tissue infection in a child after fish tank exposure.

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine;


The present report describes the first known case of an otherwise healthy child who developed a soft tissue infection due to Mycobacterium senegalense - a pathogen usually found in east Africa that is responsible for infecting various animals. The patient presented with nonhealing wounds after sustaining facial lacerations from the shattered glass of a fish tank. The patient responded well to scar revision and antibiotics, with no subsequent relapse.


Fish tank; M senegalense; Pediatric; Soft tissue infection

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