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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 publication

DOI

10.1128/JCM.01060-14

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Microbiol

Publication Date

10/2014

Volume

52

Pages

3811 - 3812

Keywords

Australia, Biopsy, Fine-Needle, Burns, Coinfection, Cryptococcosis, Cryptococcus, Humans, Leprosy, Lung, Lung Diseases, Fungal, Male, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium leprae, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Population Groups, Radiography, Thoracic, Sputum, Tomography, X-Ray Computed