Mycobacterium marinum lives in aquatic environments. It was isolated in 1926 by Aronson from tubercles in various organs of marine fish found dead in the Philadelphia Aquarium . This organism was identified as a causal agent of human disease only in 1951, when it was isolated from skin lesions in swimmers in a contaminated swimming pool in the city of Orebro, Sweden . The term “swimming pool granuloma” was coined to denote these lesions and the causal agent was classified as Mycobacterium balnei , and then, when the two mycobacteria were later seen to be identical, as Mycobacterium marinum (Fig. 11.1).
KeywordsStriped Bass Swimming Pool Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus Fish Tank Atypical Mycobacterium
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