Font Size
A
A
A

Fish-Handler's Disease (cont.)

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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Fish-Handler's Disease

Antibiotics
Antibiotics Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include penicilli...learn more >>
Finger Infection
Finger Infection Finger infections can be caused by a variety of bacteria and viruses. Types of finger infections include paronychia, felon, herpetic whitlow, cellulitis, infect...learn more >>
Mouth Wounds (Stitches, Treatments in Adults and Children)
Mouth Wounds and Treatments in Adults and Children Mouth wounds are common in adults and children. Common causes include trauma by a sharp object or the person's own teeth. Symptoms of a mouth wound include cuts...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Fish-Handler's Disease:

Fish-Handler's Disease - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with Fish-handler's disease?

Fish-Handler's Disease - Antibiotics

What type of infection did you have with Fish-handler's disease, and what antibiotics were effective in curing the disease?

Fish-Handler's Disease - Experience

Please share your experience with Fish-handler's disease.




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Echinoderm Envenomation »

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).

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary