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

Laura J. Edwards, Ric N. Price, Vicki L. Krause, Sarah E. Huffam, Maria Globan, Janet Fyfe, Krispin M. 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. Copyright

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

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