Mycobacterium marinum infections of the distal upper extremities: Clinical course and imaging findings in two cases with delayed diagnosis

Kimberly K. Amrami, Murali Sundaram, Alexander Y. Shin, Allen T. Bishop

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Abstract

Mycobacterium marinum infections cause tenosynovitis of the distal upper extremities and develop as a consequence of skin abrasions acquired in contaminated water. We report on two patients whose MR imaging studies showed tenosynovitis of the distal upper extremity secondary to M. marinum. In one patient sequential MR imaging showed development of bony erosions. Appropriate treatment was delayed in both patients because the diagnosis was not considered. We report on and discuss the clinical course and MR imaging findings in two patients with M. marinum infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Contaminated water
  • Distal upper extremity
  • MRI
  • Mycobacterium marinum
  • Tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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