Peritoneal fluid: Candida lusitaniae – Shipped April 11, 2016
This challenge was sent as a simulated peritoneal fluid sample (skin for the Dermatophyte Mycology participant).
Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Candida lusitaniae and perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing within their possibilities or refer the isolate for testing.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1604-1
- C. lusitaniae is as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients and may cause life-threatening infections in these hosts.
- Fungemia is the most common type of infection caused by C. lusitaniae.