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Refractory Hand Ulceration: A Case of Chronic Ulceration and Sporotrichoid Spread in a Fish Tank Hobbyist following Mycobacterium marinum Infection.

Salik D, Del Marmol V - Case Rep Dermatol (2011)

Bottom Line: We report the case of a 35-year-old man with a chronic ulceration of the hand in whom an infection with Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed.Clarithromycin and doxycycline were prescribed, resulting in a slow resolution of the ulceration.M. marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that causes skin lesions such as nodules, ulcerations, and sporotrichoid spread, but may also be responsible for osteoarticular lesions.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, ULB Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.

ABSTRACT
We report the case of a 35-year-old man with a chronic ulceration of the hand in whom an infection with Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed. Clarithromycin and doxycycline were prescribed, resulting in a slow resolution of the ulceration. M. marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that causes skin lesions such as nodules, ulcerations, and sporotrichoid spread, but may also be responsible for osteoarticular lesions. In this case report, we discuss the clinical characteristics of this condition, as well as its diagnostic methods and treatments.

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Ulceration on the back of the right hand.
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Figure 1: Ulceration on the back of the right hand.

Mentions: On physical examination, the patient presented ulceration on the back of the right hand (fig. 1), in addition to a light erythema with an indurated patch, 2 cm in diameter, in the elbow crease. The patient had no other lesions or lymphadenopathies, nor any fever or systemic symptoms. The patient's medical history revealed pericarditis and gastritis; he did not take any medication or suffer from allergies. He had not travelled abroad, however, it turned out that he has a cat and fish.


Refractory Hand Ulceration: A Case of Chronic Ulceration and Sporotrichoid Spread in a Fish Tank Hobbyist following Mycobacterium marinum Infection.

Salik D, Del Marmol V - Case Rep Dermatol (2011)

Ulceration on the back of the right hand.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3142454&req=5

Figure 1: Ulceration on the back of the right hand.
Mentions: On physical examination, the patient presented ulceration on the back of the right hand (fig. 1), in addition to a light erythema with an indurated patch, 2 cm in diameter, in the elbow crease. The patient had no other lesions or lymphadenopathies, nor any fever or systemic symptoms. The patient's medical history revealed pericarditis and gastritis; he did not take any medication or suffer from allergies. He had not travelled abroad, however, it turned out that he has a cat and fish.

Bottom Line: We report the case of a 35-year-old man with a chronic ulceration of the hand in whom an infection with Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed.Clarithromycin and doxycycline were prescribed, resulting in a slow resolution of the ulceration.M. marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that causes skin lesions such as nodules, ulcerations, and sporotrichoid spread, but may also be responsible for osteoarticular lesions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, ULB Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.

ABSTRACT
We report the case of a 35-year-old man with a chronic ulceration of the hand in whom an infection with Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed. Clarithromycin and doxycycline were prescribed, resulting in a slow resolution of the ulceration. M. marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that causes skin lesions such as nodules, ulcerations, and sporotrichoid spread, but may also be responsible for osteoarticular lesions. In this case report, we discuss the clinical characteristics of this condition, as well as its diagnostic methods and treatments.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus