An inquest into the death of an Iranian asylum seeker has heard he was genetically susceptible to the infection that killed him.
Hamid Khazaei, 24, died in a Brisbane hospital final year after his leg became infected on Manus Island.
His death raised inquiries about conditions and the availability of physicians and health-related treatment at the Manus Island detention centre.
An autopsy report submitted to coroner Terry Ryan at a pre-inquest conference in Brisbane today said the infection was brought on by a rare bacteria, which brought on septicaemia.
The autopsy discovered Mr Khazaei suffered from chronic granulomatous, an inherited immune disease which produced him susceptible to infection.
A bacteria named chromobacterium violaceum, located in soil and stagnant water, causes the infection.
It can aggressively attack internal organs soon after entering the bloodstream.
The infection is rare, with only about 200 reported instances in the world considering that the 1920s.
The hearing was told health-related facilities on the island had been not adequate to treat Mr Khazaei, as there was a limited supply of antibiotics, no X-ray machine and no laboratory.
The medical facility was housed in shipping containers, exactly where circumstances had been hot.
It is believed Mr Khazaei had applied a bandage to a wound on his leg a month just before he died.
As Mr Khazaei’s condition worsened he was placed in healthcare isolation, but it took three days prior to he was flown to hospital in Port Moresby ahead of getting transported to Brisbane, exactly where he died.
He was buried final year in Iran’s capital Tehran.
The matter will return to court in March subsequent year.
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