MY1804-3

Burn wound infection:Fusarium species – Shipped April 16, 2018

HISTORY

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.

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