ROBERT L. ANDERTON, M.D.
To the editor: I would like to draw attention to a possible relation between Feldman and Hershfield's paper (1) and a recent paper by Schiefer, Gee, and Ward (2). Both deal with a peculiar mycobacterial infection: a) the lesions were isolated or scattered granulomas primarily localized to the skin; b) the 29 human cases and 7 feline cases were localized to a similar geographic locale in central and western Canada; c) biopsy confirmed foamy histiocytes containing innumerable acid-fast staining organisms; and d) the organisms could not be cultured at both 37 °C and 25 °C.
Although the in-depth microbiologic studies
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ANDERTON RL. Mycobacterial Skin Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:846–847. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-846
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):846-847.
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