Mycobacterium marinum is the etiologic agent of fish tank granuloma. The clinical course is usually benign: spontaneous healing is possible within weeks or months. However, fish tank granuloma is sometimes resistant to several antibiotics. We report a case of M. marinum infection of a finger in a 73-year-old cook. The disease was resistant to a number of antibiotics and required the amputation. The history of this patient testifies that M. marinum can be resistant to several antibiotics and that skin infections can be sometimes so severe as to require the amputation of a finger.

Amputation of a finger in a patient with multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium marinum skin infection / S. Veraldi, P. Pontini, G. Nazzaro. - In: INFECTION AND DRUG RESISTANCE. - ISSN 1178-6973. - 11(2018), pp. 2069-2071. [10.2147/IDR.S179815]

Amputation of a finger in a patient with multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium marinum skin infection

S. Veraldi
Primo
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P. Pontini
Secondo
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G. Nazzaro
Ultimo
2018

Abstract

Mycobacterium marinum is the etiologic agent of fish tank granuloma. The clinical course is usually benign: spontaneous healing is possible within weeks or months. However, fish tank granuloma is sometimes resistant to several antibiotics. We report a case of M. marinum infection of a finger in a 73-year-old cook. The disease was resistant to a number of antibiotics and required the amputation. The history of this patient testifies that M. marinum can be resistant to several antibiotics and that skin infections can be sometimes so severe as to require the amputation of a finger.
amputation; Clarithromycin; Cook; Mycobacterium marinum; pharmacology; infectious diseases; pharmacology (medical)
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
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