A case of fever, sepsis, and chest lesions evident on a computed tomography scan of an indigenous man in northern Australia following burns to the feet is described. Sputum PCR testing revealed Mycobacterium leprae, and a fine-needle aspirate of the chest lesions demonstrated Cryptococcus coinfection.
Edwards, L., Price, R., Krause, V., Huffam, S., Globan, M., Fyfe, J., & Hajkowicz, K. (2014). Detection of mycobacterium leprae by PCR Testing of sputa from a patient with pulmonary cryptococcus coinfection in Northern Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(10), 3811-3812. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01060-14