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Article: Review article: Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.

TitleReview article: Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.josonline.org/
Citation
Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 2010, v. 18 n. 1, p. 98-103 How to Cite?
AbstractMisdiagnosis and delayed treatment of Mycobacterium marinum infection is common because of its diverse manifestations. This leads to inappropriate use of antimicrobials, extension of the infection from the skin to the tenosynovium, and a poor prognosis (loss of tendons and prolonged immobilisation, secondary to multiple debridements and joint contractures). Clinicians should be aware of this type of infection, especially in subjects at risk (fishermen and aquarium enthusiasts), and those with a history of trauma coupled with exposure to water or marine life. A proactive approach to obtain a biopsy for histopathological and microbiological diagnosis is advised. Anti-mycobacterial treatment should be started promptly. The combined use of rifampicin, ethambutol, and clarithromycin appears to be effective, and debridement is indicated in patients with deep-seated infections.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125180
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2014 Impact Factor: 0.701
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.345

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, JPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, WYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:16:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:16:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 2010, v. 18 n. 1, p. 98-103en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1022-5536en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125180-
dc.description.abstractMisdiagnosis and delayed treatment of Mycobacterium marinum infection is common because of its diverse manifestations. This leads to inappropriate use of antimicrobials, extension of the infection from the skin to the tenosynovium, and a poor prognosis (loss of tendons and prolonged immobilisation, secondary to multiple debridements and joint contractures). Clinicians should be aware of this type of infection, especially in subjects at risk (fishermen and aquarium enthusiasts), and those with a history of trauma coupled with exposure to water or marine life. A proactive approach to obtain a biopsy for histopathological and microbiological diagnosis is advised. Anti-mycobacterial treatment should be started promptly. The combined use of rifampicin, ethambutol, and clarithromycin appears to be effective, and debridement is indicated in patients with deep-seated infections.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.josonline.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)en_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshHand-
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium Infections, Atypical - complications - diagnosis - therapy-
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium marinum-
dc.subject.meshTenosynovitis - diagnosis - microbiology - therapy-
dc.subject.meshWrist-
dc.titleReview article: Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCheung, JP: jcheung98@hotmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, SS: samsonsy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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