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Fish Tank Granuloma. Presented by Robert Miller, MD.
A 39-year-old married woman cut her left index finger on an aquarium tank in November 1968 and, within a few weeks, a nodule formed. Biopsy and culture yielded Mycobacterium balnei (marinum) with the following sensitivities: streptomycin, 50% resistant; para-aminosalicylic acid, 25% resistant, and isonicotine hydrazide, 30% resistant.
Swimming Pool Granuloma. Presented by Ronald M. Reisner, MD; Elizabeth Hutchinson, MD; Sidney Thompson, MD; and Frank Hirose, MD.
This 27-year-old Samoan woman developed a deep nodule on the dorsum of her left foot in 1957 before leaving Samoa. While in Hawaii, new nodules developed and ulcerated on the inner aspect of the left knee. In the past year, nodules have reappeared on the left foot; some have ulcerated and discharged purulent material.On examination there were firm erythematous ulcerated nodules over the proximal phalanges of the left third and fourth toes and two similar
COMBINED MEETING THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY THE METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES. Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(6):780-781. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610300130029