M204-2

Groin: Candida albicans – ShippedFebruary08,2021

HISTORY

A simulated groin swab collected from ballet dancer with rash was sent to category A laboratories. Participants were expected to report Candida albicans

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M204-2

  1. Candida albicans typically a rapid grower on solid media.
  2. Microscopically, the reading of wet preparations, gram staining, and germ tube tests aid in identification.
  3. Chromogenic agars allow for more rapid presumptive identification of some yeast.
  4. MALDI-TOF MS is a reliable newer method for identification of some yeasts including Candida albicans.

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