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Other Names: Fish Tuberculosis, Picine Tuberculosis, Swimming Pool Granuloma, Fish Tank Granuloma, Fish Handler’s Disease, Fish Handler’s Nodules
Mycobacteriosis is a bacterial, systemic, granulomatous skin disease that occurs in aquarium and culture food fish and can affect humans.

Disease Agents

  • M. chelonei
  • M. neoaurum
  • M. scrofulaceum
  • M. simiae
  • Mycobacterium

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