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Granulomas

Granuloma, swimming pool

localised nodular skin inflammation (small reddish raised areas of skin) caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium marinum. Swimming pool granuloma is typically acquired by occupational or recreational exposure to salt or fresh water, often resulting from minor trauma during caring for aquariums. The diagnosis is suggested by the history of exposure and confirmed by culturing tissue specimens which yield the microscopic organism, mycobacterium marinum. The infection can be treated with a variety of antibiotics, including doxycycline, minocycline, clarithromycin, rifampin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Also called fish bowl granuloma.


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Can anyone explain to me why you get granulomas forumed in TB and in sarcoidosis? Thanks

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by Revenged
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:57 pm
 
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TNF-alpha and the production of Granulomas

... writing a paper regarding the usage of TNF-Inhibiting drugs (which are commonly used to treat arthritc problems) to help prevent the formation of granulomas in diseases such as Wegener's Granulomatosis. I was wondering if anyone could help clarify the connection between TNF and the production ...

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by jbrasher
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:47 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

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by Serenity
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:09 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

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Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:58 pm
 
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... remain latent for years. Even months of treatment with appropriate antibiotics do not necessarily eradicate the disease. Histologically, caseating granulomas as found in tuberculosis are seen. Melioidosis has been called the ‘Great Imitator’ because the disease does not show any specific clinical ...

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by Skytroll
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:01 am
 
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