Mycobacterium marinum: An Increasingly Common Opportunistic Infection in Patients on Infliximab

Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Impact Factor: 10.76). 08/2012; 107(8):1268-9. DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2012.118
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