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Microbiology Picture Quiz: Number 2.

An Injecting Drug User presents to ED with the lesion (as shown) on his arm. He also has a fever.


1) What disease is very important to exclude as a cause of his lesion?

2) The clinician phones the microbiology laboratory asking what samples to take. What advice do you give?

3) How would you diagnose this condition in the microbiology laboratory?


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