Brain abscess: Streptococcus anginosus – Shipped November 02, 2020
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
- 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