MY1701-1

Sputum: Cryptococcus gattii – Shipped January 16, 2017

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated sputum sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Cryptococcus gattii.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1701-1

  • Cryptococcus species should never be considered part of the normal flora when present in clinical specimens.
  • It is important that laboratories differentiate C. gattii from C. neoformans because of the differences between the two organisms in patient populations, treatment and outcome. 

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