MY2008-3

Wound: Sporothrix schenckii – Shipped August 04, 2020

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated Wound swab sample obtained from a gardener w/ulcerated lesion. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Sporothrix schenkii

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2008-3

  • The fungus is thermally dimorphic. The conversion of mycelial form to the yeast-like form is essential for confirmation of identification.
  • Rose gardeners, farmers, miners, horticulturists, and armadillo hunters have an increased risk of infection thus it is important to record occupational activities of patients with suspected infection.

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