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Old 01-04-2017, 4:10 PM   #1
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microbacterium marinum

Hey folks! Does anyone have any information or know of any resources that may be available for further research on the topic? We have unfortunately had a member of the FW club (AAAA) diagnosed positively with the infection. He had noticed a small infection on his wrist and went to the dermatologist. The results just came back to him yesterday. Any first hand experience with this? Any leads on info to pass along are greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-04-2017, 9:48 PM   #2
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http://www.medicinenet.com/mycobacte...um/article.htm

Looks like it is treatable with antibiotics.

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Thanks. With all due respect, it's not as simple as "treatable with antibiotics" and can be fatal which is why I asked for personal experiences and resources beyond those easily found on a Google search. I've been pretty active in the hobby for awhile and now know a grand total of 3 people to be diagnosed with this.

http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...ease213231.htm

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A friend I worked with many years ago got it from reaching into a turtle pond with a cut on his arm, he survived and wasnt harmed by it.

Its a serious infection, but the fact that they know what it is will help him immensely. Is he having any bad effects from it?

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Your post asked for "any information or know of any resources" which is why I posted the link to some good information I found. Sorry if you already found that. Your post made it sound like you couldn't find any information or couldn't find google (common on the boards). Maybe next time instead of asking for ANY information you can be more specific on what you are looking for. I hope your friend recovers quickly.

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It's been a couple of years I think,but I remember a thread about a member that had gotten scratched with some liverock and it ended with a ER visit or hospital admission. Let me search for it.
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here it is, but i don't think it the same thing. Might be worth it to reach out Jeff (the OP)....

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forum...ght=antibiotic

hope your friend starts to feel better!
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Len I'm sorry your friend has contracted this. It's horrible from everything I've seen/heard/read and it takes a LONG time and a lot of antibiotic infusions to get rid of it.

I hope your friend recovers.

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Saw this and wanted to pass it along

Hope your friend is doing better
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Thanks for the well wishes. He is doing well, but had to make some very tough decisions. He euthanized most of his fish, bleached the tanks, and is focusing his efforts on one tank that is special to him. Anyone have any recommendations on a UV for a 120G tank? He's looking for effective and affordable. Bells and whistles aren't really needed.

Sorry Schwaggs... I was frustrated with the lack of info out there and my reply came out wrong.

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How old is your friend?

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How old is your friend?
Early 60s I believe.

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