A case of Mycobacterium marinum infection presenting with a sporotrichoid spread in a HIV positive Chinese male is presented. The patient responded to oral cotrimoxazole treatment. A brief review of the literature concerning atypical mycobacterial infection presenting in such a fashion is discussed.
Mycobacteria other than tubercle bacilli (MOTT) were shown to be agents of human disease in the 1950s. They are also known as atypical, environmental or opportunistic mycobacteria.
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