Burn wound infection:Fusarium species – Shipped April 16, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated sample from a infected burn wound. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Fusarium species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1804-3
- Fusarium species can exhibit a remarkable degree of variation with respect to morphological and physiological characteristics
- In patients with severe burns, fusaria, which are often confused initially with aspergilli, may invade burn wounds, and from there attack normal skin and lead to systemic invasion.