Furunculosis (Boil) and Bacteria in Nail Salon
Title: Furunculosis due to Mycobacterium mageritense
associated with footbaths at a nail salon.
Authors: 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
The authors collected samples from the whirpool footbaths and
found the same (or closely related) strains of Mycobacterium mageritense