Furunculosis (Boil) and Bacteria in Nail Salon Footbath

Title: Furunculosis due to Mycobacterium mageritense associated with footbaths at a nail salon.
: Gira AK, et al.
Publication: J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Apr;42(4):1813-7.

The authors reported two cases of furunculosis or boil in the legs caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium mageritense. These two patients went to the same nail salon and received footbaths prior to pedicures.

The authors collected samples from the whirpool footbaths and found the same (or closely related) strains of Mycobacterium mageritense bacteria.

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