Invasive Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand.

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Abstract Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand is rare. We report the case of a 39-year-old man with M marinum infection that resulted in a chronic soft tissue infection, extensor tendon synovitis, and arthritis of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints. The cause was probably tropical freshwater fishes.

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  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-534
JournalJournal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Volume47
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Infection Medicine (SUS) (013008000), Hand Surgery Research Group (013241910)