M203-4

Brain abscess: Streptococcus anginosus  – Shipped November 02, 2020

HISTORY

A simulated brain abscess sample collected from a 42-year-old male with headache was sent to category A laboratories. Participants were expected to isolate and identify Streptococcus anginosus. No susceptibility results were required for this challenge.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M203-4

  1. Streptococcus anginosus group organisms are an important pathogen in many infections, including brain abscesses. Accurate identification and differentiation of these organisms from related groups should be undertaken by the laboratory

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