MY1808-1

Blood: Rhodotorula mucilaginosa – Shipped August 20, 2018

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated blood sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Rhodotorula mucilaginosa.

 

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1808-1

  1. Rhodotorula species have emerged as opportunistic pathogens with the ability to colonise and infect susceptible patients.
  2. Central venous catheters are a major risk factor for Rhodotorula fungemia.

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