Mycobacterium Marinum

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Mycobacterium Marinum

Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) is a bacterium commonly found in bodies of fresh or salt water (aquatic environments). Humans can become infected by M. marinum after exposure to infected aquatic environments or animals. The bacteria enter the body through skin scrapes or cuts. This infection typically causes a red or tan skin bump called a granuloma. Diagnosis of this infection is often delayed because of its rarity. Some infections may become better on their own without treatment, however treatment by oral antibiotics is also available. A mycobacterium marinum infection may also be called aquarium granuloma and fish tank granuloma.

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The terms "Mycobacterium Marinum" returned 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genome-wide transposon mutagenesis indicates that Mycobacterium marinum customizes its virulence mechanisms for survival and replication in different hosts.
 

Author(s): Eveline M Weerdenburg, Abdallah M Abdallah, Farania Rangkuti, Moataz Abd El Ghany, Thomas D Otto, Sabir A Adroub, Douwe Molenaar, Roy Ummels, Kars Ter Veen, Gunny van Stempvoort, Astrid M van der Sar, Shahjahan Ali, Gemma C Langridge, Nicholas R Thomson, Arnab Pain, Wilbert Bitter

Journal: Infect. Immun.. 2015 May;83(5):1778-88.

 

The interaction of environmental bacteria with unicellular eukaryotes is generally considered a major driving force for the evolution of intracellular pathogens, allowing them to survive and replicate in phagocytic cells of vertebrate hosts. To test this hypothesis on a genome-wide ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2015

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Treatment of Mycobacterium marinum with lymecycline: new therapeutic alternative?
 

Author(s): Maria Gertrudes Fernandes Pereira Neugebauer, Samuel Antônio Neugebauer, Hiram Larangeira Almeida Junior, Laís Marques Mota

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(1):117-9.

 

Skin infections by Mycobacterium marinum are quite rare in our environment and, therefore, little studied. The majority of the lesions appear three weeks after traumas in aquariums, beaches and fish tanks. Lymph node drainage and systematization of the disease are rare and most lesions ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Mycobacterium marinum MgtC plays a role in phagocytosis but is dispensable for intracellular multiplication.
 

Author(s): Claudine Belon, Laïla Gannoun-Zaki, Georges Lutfalla, Laurent Kremer, Anne-Béatrice Blanc-Potard

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MgtC is a virulence factor involved in intramacrophage growth that has been reported in several intracellular pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. MgtC participates also in adaptation to Mg2+ deprivation. Herein, we have constructed ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2014

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The terms "Mycobacterium Marinum" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review article: Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.
 

Author(s): Jason Pui-yin Cheung, Boris Fung, Samson Sai-yin Wong, Wing-yuk Ip

Journal: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2010 Apr;18(1):98-103.

 

Misdiagnosis and delayed treatment of Mycobacterium marinum infection is common because of its diverse manifestations. This leads to inappropriate use of antimicrobials, extension of the infection from the skin to the tenosynovium, and a poor prognosis (loss of tendons and prolonged ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2010

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Incubation period and sources of exposure for cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): J A Jernigan, B M Farr

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2000 Aug;31(2):439-43.

 

The diagnosis of cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection is often delayed for months after presentation, perhaps because important clinical clues in the patient's history are frequently overlooked. Knowledge of the incubation period allows the clinician to target questions about ...

Last Updated: 7 Dec 2000

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Mycobacterium marinum infections in man.
 

Author(s): C H Collins, J M Grange, W C Noble, M D Yates

Journal: J Hyg (Lond). 1985 Apr;94(2):135-49.

 

Last Updated: 28 May 1985

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