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Volume 79, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

is an environmental, nontuberculous mycobacteria found in fresh and salt water, causing disease in humans through traumatized skin. We describe a young, healthy South Pacific Islander with chronic, progressive large verrucous plaques on the left lower extremity, with cultures positive for . This morphology, distribution, and disease course is likely representative of an atypical presentation of infection in South Pacific Islanders.

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  • Received : 26 Feb 2008
  • Accepted : 02 Apr 2008

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