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Mycobacterium marinum can uncommonly cause osteomyelitis of small bones of extremities. The reported cases in literature are reviewed. We report a rare case of long bone osteomyelitis which as far as we are aware, has never been described before. Even though this organism normally causes infection in the superficial cooler regions of the body, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of long bone osteomyelitis in patients with a history of immune compromise and the appropriate treatment strategy in such cases.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.08.011

Type

Journal article

Journal

Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme

Publication Date

10/2008

Volume

75

Pages

600 - 602

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedics, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, England, UK. drmanojsivan@yahoo.com

Keywords

Tibia, Humans, Mycobacterium marinum, Osteomyelitis, Prednisolone, Immunosuppressive Agents, Glucocorticoids, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Treatment Outcome, Drug Therapy, Combination, Immunocompromised Host, Aged, Male, Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous