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September 1973

Isolation of Mycobacterium rhodochrous From a Cutaneous Lesion

Author Affiliations

Providence, RI

From the Division of Microbiology, the Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(3):411-412. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620240061018

Mycobacterium rhodochrous was isolated from the skin of a knee lesion that was acquired following horseback riding. The location of the patient's lesion and the finding of similar lesions in the horse suggest the possible transmission of the disease from the horse to the patient. Clinical history and bacteriological data are discussed. The suggestion is made that M rhodochrous could be a pathogen in this case.