Top 10 Trends in Medicine, July 2014

July 28, 2014

#10 Clinical Trend: Atypical Mycobacterial Diseases

Investigators have defined 30 facultative saprophytes and entities that are acid-fast mycobacteria but do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy. These mycobacteria or atypical mycobacteria exist in almost all habitats. The most common infection is the so-called case of fish tank granuloma, which is caused by Mycobacterium marinum.

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Atypical Mycobacterial Diseases

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The best way to diagnose atypical mycobacteria is to perform tissue cultures at 25°, 37°, and 42°. This ensures the growth of all potential pathogens.

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