Infection

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 393–395 | Cite as

Disseminated Cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum Infection in a Patient with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

  • R. Enzensberger
  • K.-P. Hunfeld
  • T. Elshorst-Schmidt
  • A. Böer
  • V. Brade
Case Report

Abstract.

A 60-year-old woman with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was admitted to the hospital because of extensive subcutaneous abscesses developing on all limbs. The patient had an aquarium and kept tropical fish as pets. After repeated investigations, the diagnosis of Mycobacterium marinum was established from skin biopsy by PCR and culture. Long-term therapy with several drugs regimens had only a limited efficacy and was accompanied by severe adverse reactions. This report highlights the therapeutic problems posed by disseminated cutaneous M. marinum infection in the immunosuppressed host.

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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Enzensberger
    • 1
  • K.-P. Hunfeld
    • 1
  • T. Elshorst-Schmidt
    • 2
  • A. Böer
    • 2
  • V. Brade
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Paul-Ehrlich Str. 40, D-60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. R.Enzensberger@em.uni-frankfurt.deDE
  2. 2.Dept. of Dermatology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyDE

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