MY1709-3

Cornea: Aspergillus flavus – Shipped September 18, 2017

HISTORY

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.

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