Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2012 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 23 |Article ID 342620 |

Jaclyn LeBlanc, Duncan Webster, Gregory J Tyrrell, Isabelle Chiu, "Mycobacterium marinum Infection from Sea Monkeys", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 23, Article ID 342620, 3 pages, 2012.

Mycobacterium marinum Infection from Sea Monkeys


A case of cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection acquired from Artemia nyos (sea monkeys) is presented. The infection was unresponsive to initial antimicrobial therapies. A biopsy of a lesion revealed granulomatous inflammation with cultures that subsequently grew M marinum. A three-month course of clarithromycin provided complete resolution.

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