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Mycobacterium marinum infection on the hand

Mycobacterium marinum infection on the hand

Overview

This bacterial infection is caused by Mycobacterium marinum. Marinum is a relative of the organism which causes tuberculosis. This lesion is often referred to as a swimming pool granuloma. Atypical mycobacterial infections may cause life-threatening disease in people with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised individuals).

Update Date 4/30/2012