Blood: Rhodotorula mucilaginosa – Shipped August 20, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated blood sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Rhodotorula mucilaginosa.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1808-1
- Rhodotorula species have emerged as opportunistic pathogens with the ability to colonise and infect susceptible patients.
- Central venous catheters are a major risk factor for Rhodotorula fungemia.