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July 1972

Mycobacterium marinum Granuloma: A Disease Acquired in the Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay

Author Affiliations


From the Subdepartment of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital, Baltimore.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(1):26-31. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620100014004

The literature concerned with infections caused by atypical mycobacteria and particularly by Mycobacterium marinum is reviewed. Lesions of the skin caused by M marinum were presumably acquired by exposure to the organism in the brackish water of the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries. Although such lesions usually resolve spontaneously, various methods of therapy are useful.