M194-4

Blood culture: Candida haemulonii – Shipped on February 10, 2020 FINAL RESULTS

HISTORY

A simulated blood culture sample collected from a 24 year old ICU patient with pancreatitis was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Candida haemulonii.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M194-4

  1. Candida haemulonii is a multi-drug resistant fungal pathogen closely related to Candida auris. Candida haemulonii is comparable to Candida albicans, C. auris, C. glabrata in a variety of animal models.

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