Skin: Malbranchea species – Shipped September 12, 2016
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample from a Mexican tourist. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Malbranchea species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1609-3
- The significance of Malbranchea is that it is similar microscopically to Coccidioides.
- If the identification is questionable, safety precautions must be diligently observed.