Mycobacterium marinum


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Related to Mycobacterium marinum: Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium ulcerans

My·co·bac·te·ri·um ma·ri·'num

a bacterial species causing spontaneous tuberculosis in salt water fish; it also occurs in other cold-blooded animals, in some aquaria and swimming pools in which it may cause human cutaneous infection (see swimming pool granuloma), irrigation canals and ditches, and ocean beaches.

Mycobacterium marinum

An atypical mycobacterium belonging to Runyon group 1. Mycobacterium marinum is a photochromogen (i.e., it produces pigment when cultured and exposed to light). It lives in fresh or salt water, with optimal growth at 32°C; it causes chronic ulcerating granulomatous lesions, which may evolve into a sporotrichosis-like disease with ascending lymphangitis or spread to deeper tissues.

Management
Two-agent therapy with rifampin, rifabutin, ethambutol, clarithromycin and sulfonamides, including trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Mycobacterium marinum

Infectious disease A mycobacterium that lives in fresh or salt water, causing chronic ulcerating granulomatous lesions. See Swimming pool granuloma.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um ma·ri·num

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm mā-rē'nŭm)
A bacterial species causing tuberculosis in saltwater fish; it also occurs in other cold-blooded animals, in some swimming pools in which it may cause human cutaneous infection, in irrigation canals and ditches, and on ocean beaches.
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Mycobacterium marinum is a slow growing, photochromogenic mycobacterium species belonging to Group 1 of the Runyon's classification.
Mycobacterium marinum infection of adult zebrafish causes caseating granulomatous tuberculosis and is moderated by adaptive immunity.
Mycobacterium marinum, the "fish tank granuloma" organism found in fresh and sea water, primarily causes superficial wound infections.
Mycobacterium marinum is an aquatically acquired pathogen responsible for a cutaneous infection commonly referred to as fish tank granuloma or swimming pool granuloma.[1,2] If mismanaged, this superficial skin infection can result in significant morbidity including loss of joint mobility secondary to osteomyelitis and even amputation of the affected appendage, thus making it important for family physicians to recognize and treat this infection.[3-5]
Mycobacterium marinum is a fastidious nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that causes indolent granulomatous infection which is often difficult to diagnose [1].
tuberculosis , Mycobacterium fortuitum , Mycobacterium kansasii , Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium avium -intracellulare, and Mycobacterium marinum, which could affect skin to cause the granulomatous diseases and smear acid-fast staining positivity.
Direct sequencing were performed in 106 NTM isolates, and out of those six isolates were not consistent with biochip identification results, including three Mycobacterium marinum, one Mycobacterium sp.
Using one such method, California scientists have screened about a quarter of the genome of Mycobacterium marinum, the cause of tuberculosis in fish and frogs, and found several genes that are active when the bacteria are grown in macrophages.
Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed based on results of biopsy and culture.
Insights from the complete genome sequence of Mycobacterium marinum on the evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Mycobacterium marinum: Doxycycline monotherapy is acceptable for severe infection
Evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycolactone-producing mycobacteria from a common Mycobacterium marinum progenitor.

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