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Piscine mycobacteriosis: a literature review covering the agent and the disease it causes in fish and humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15066718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycobacterium marinum, M. fortuitum and M. chelonae are the etiological agents of fish mycobacteriosis. Fish mycobacteriosis is a disseminated infection reported in more than 150 fish species and is usually accompanied by emaciation and death over a period of months to years. Granulomas are formed both externally and scattered throughout the internal organs. Treatment is in most cases unsatisfactory and the overall recommendation is to destroy the diseased stock, particularly since these pathogens are capable of affecting man as well as fish. Especially fish handlers and aquarium hobbyists are infected and the disease is mostly confined to the superficial, cooler body tissues, most often the extremities. Dissemination is apparently rare but has been reported.
A Decostere; K Hermans; F Haesebrouck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary microbiology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0378-1135     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-06     Completed Date:  2004-06-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705469     Medline TA:  Vet Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Fish Diseases / microbiology*
Mycobacterium / growth & development*
Mycobacterium Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology*,  pathology,  veterinary*
Water Microbiology*
Zoonoses / epidemiology,  microbiology*

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