In article <55ivtq$nui at shore4.intercom.net>, hvsavage at shore.intercom.net
(harry savage) wrote:
>I am trying to get some help with a medical problem possibly involving
>marine microbiology. I am a crabpotter and clammer on the Chesapeake
>Bay and have been experiencing a problem with my hand for about 2
>months. The symptoms are similar to reumatoid arthritis or CTS and
>have made the use of my right hand and wrist almost impossible and
>extremely painful. X-rays and blood work are all normal and my
>doctor, and excellent G.P. practicing in Chincoteague Va. thinks that
>it may be caused by the entry of a rare marine micro-organism into the
>second joint of my middle finger. I often get stuck by the fin of a
>fish while crab potting so this may be possible.
Your physician might look at
Clark, RB (1990)
"Osteomyelitis and synovitis produced by Mycobacterium marinum in a fisherman"
J. Clin. Microbiol. 28(11):2570-2
Terry Gritton "Glycobiology - the new frontier of biosemiotics"
tgritton at sprynet.com