MY1904-1

Oral swab: Candida dubliniensis – Shipped April 8, 2019

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated oral swab obtained from an immunocompromised patient. Laboratories were expected to isolate
and identify Candida dubliniensis and perform susceptibility testing according to their ability.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1904-1

  1. The specific identification of C. dubliniensis requires more than just a germ tube. Primary identification with chromogenic agars and use
    of kits such as API may be helpful as well.
  2. Correct identification of the infecting species is important because as it can be used as a guide to therapy

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