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Persistent ulcers on the hand of an aquarium owner.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12238586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a patient with skin ulcers that did not respond to a 3-week course of treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. As the patient maintained a fish aquarium, mycobacterial infection was suspected. Indeed, reassessment of histopathology revealed acid-fast bacilli, and mycobacterial cultures at 30 degrees C grew Mycobacterium marinum. Eventually, surgical reconstruction of the tendons was needed.
Andrej Trampuz; Christian Garzoni; Ursula Fluckiger; Werner Zimmerli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-19     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Basel, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Antitubercular Agents / administration & dosage
Chronic Disease
Drug Therapy, Combination
Follow-Up Studies
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Mycobacterium marinum / isolation & purification*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Skin Ulcer / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antitubercular Agents

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