Mycobacterium marinum

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Slow growing, pigmented AFB, photochromogenic non-tubercular mycobacterium (NTM).
    • Grows best at 30-33°C on LJ slants, usually within 7-21d.
  • Reservoir: water and marine organisms with worldwide distribution.
    • Survives in fresh or salt water.
  • Previously called M. balnei.
  • Usually resistant to INH, PAS; reduced susceptibilities to streptomycin.

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Last updated: April 5, 2016