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Deep infection with Mycobacterium marinum : successful treatment of a frequently misdiagnosed disease


Pop, Roxana; Estermann, Lea; Schulthess, Bettina; Eberhard, Nadia (2019). Deep infection with Mycobacterium marinum : successful treatment of a frequently misdiagnosed disease. BMJ Case Reports, 12(8):e229663.

Abstract

We report a rare yet typical presentation of a severe infection with Mycobacterium marinumthat affected the deep structure of the hand and wrist of a 43-old fish breeder. A combination therapy of surgical debridement and antibiotic treatment with clarithromycin and ethambutol for 6 months led to a total resolution of the symptoms. Intensive rehabilitation completely restored the function of the hand.

Abstract

We report a rare yet typical presentation of a severe infection with Mycobacterium marinumthat affected the deep structure of the hand and wrist of a 43-old fish breeder. A combination therapy of surgical debridement and antibiotic treatment with clarithromycin and ethambutol for 6 months led to a total resolution of the symptoms. Intensive rehabilitation completely restored the function of the hand.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Medicine
Language:English
Date:28 August 2019
Deposited On:31 Oct 2019 11:43
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 11:36
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:1757-790X
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-229663
PubMed ID:31466974

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