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August 1977

Mycobacterium marinum Infections Treated With Tetracycline

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii (Dr Izumi), and the Leahi Hospital, Laboratory Division (Mr Higaki), Honolulu. Dr Hanke is now with the Department of Dermatology, The Cleveland Clinic.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1067-1068. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080069009

• Five cases of Mycobacterium marinum skin infections were successfully treated with 2 gm of tetracycline hydrochloride daily for periods from four to 12 weeks. In each case, the isolated M marinum was sensitive in vitro to tetracycline at levels from 25 to 50 μg/ml. Tetracycline is recommended as treatment for extensive or sporotrichoid M marinum infections.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1067-1068, 1977)

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