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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2012 Winter;23(4):e106-8.

Mycobacterium marinum infection from sea monkeys.

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Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, New Brunswick;

Abstract

in English, French

A case of cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection acquired from Artemia nyos (sea monkeys) is presented. The infection was unresponsive to initial antimicrobial therapies. A biopsy of a lesion revealed granulomatous inflammation with cultures that subsequently grew M marinum. A three-month course of clarithromycin provided complete resolution.

KEYWORDS:

Brine shrimp; Fish tank granuloma; Mycobacterium marinum

PMID:
24294280
PMCID:
PMC3597408

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