Samir Anil RAJADHYAKSHA Kok Ooi KONG Tsui Yee LIAN Lesley-Ann Hui Huan GOH Pao Hsii FENG
Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical mycobacterium which may cause skin infections, tenosynovitis, arthritis, and osteomyelitis, especially in association with exposure to marine environments. We describe a 59-year-old chef with left wrist dorsal tenosynovitis and left third metacarpophalangeal synovitis due to M. marinum. Ultrasonography assisted in confirming the diagnosis of tenosynovitis and obtaining tissue for culture. In comparison to CT scan and MRI scan, ultrasonography has the advantage of being a cheaper imaging modality with no risk of radiation.
Journal of Rheumatology. Volume 7: Issue 3.