Detection of mycobacterium leprae by PCR Testing of sputa from a patient with pulmonary cryptococcus coinfection in Northern Australia

Laura Edwards, Ric Price, Vicki Krause, Sarah Huffam, Maria Globan, Janet Fyfe, Krispin Hajkowicz

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3811-3812
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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