Oral/mouth swab: Candida dubliniensis – Shipped September 2011
This sample was sent as a simulated oral/mouth swab sample obtained from an AIDS patient. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Candida dubliniensis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1109-1
- Correct identification of the Candida species is important because as it can be used as a guide to therapy.
- C. dubliniensis isolates have been observed to rapidly develop resistance to fluconazole.