Cornea: Aspergillus flavus – Shipped September 18, 2017
This challenge was sent as a simulated cornea sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Aspergillus flavus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1709-3
- Corneal scrapings obtained from the eye are the preferred sample to diagnose microbial keratitis.
- Aspergillus flavus is the second most common species (after A. fumigatus) isolated from invasive aspergillosis.