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Married couple with matching lesions

Married couple with matching lesions

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.25 hours


March 20, 2018


March 21, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Elizabeth Roberts presents the unusual case of Mycobacterium marinum infection in a married couple who both had persistent red nodules on their hands.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the clinical presentation of fish tank granuloma caused by Mycobacterium marinum infection
  • Identify when biopsy of the lesion for histology and culture is needed
  • Recall which antibiotics are commonly used to treat Mycobacterium marinum infection
  • Authors

    Dr Elizabeth Roberts
    Clinical fellow in dermatology
    Nottingham Treatment Centre

    Activity author
    MIMS Dermatology Editor


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required