Fish-Handler's Disease (cont.)
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Fish-Handler's Disease Symptoms and Signs
Symptoms for fish-handler's disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and other species are as follows:
Symptoms for fish-handler's disease caused by Mycobacterium species are as follows:
When to Seek Medical Care for Fish Handler's Disease
Diagnosis of Fish-Handler's Disease
Diagnosis of the cause of an individual's fish-handler's disease is done by culturing the bacteria from the lesions or by PCR tests (tests that identify the genetic material of bacteria or other organisms) specific for the bacterial type involved.
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The phylum Echinodermata includes a diverse group of marine animals that are slow moving and nonaggressive, including brittle stars (class Ophiuroidea), starfish (class Asteroidea), sea urchins (class Echinoidea), and sea cucumbers (class Holothuroidea).