MYLES E. GOMBERT, M.D.; ELLIE J. C. GOLDSTEIN, M.D.; MICHAEL L. CORRADO, M.D.; ALAN J. STEIN, M.D.; KHALID M. H. BUTT, M.D.
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GOMBERT M., GOLDSTEIN E., CORRADO M., STEIN A., BUTT K.; Disseminated Mycobacterium marinum Infection After Renal Transplantation. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:486-487. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-4-486
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(4_Part_1):486-487.
Despite its widespread occurrence in nature, Mycobacterium marinum infrequently causes disease in humans (1). Although first isolated from saltwater fish (2) and later seen as a cause of tuberculosis in freshwater fish (3), it was not recognized as a cause of human disease until 1951 when Norden and Linnel (1) isolated this atypical acid-fast bacillus from granulomatous skin lesions in swimmers. Subsequently, M. marinum skin lesions have been identified in humans who have been swimming or diving in pools or lakes (1, 4).
Single papulonodular lesions are commoner than the localized sporotrichoid form, which may be nodular or ulcerative and
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