MY2104-1

Blood: Candida glabrata – Shipped April 06, 2021

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated blood culture sample from an ICU patient. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Candida glabrata.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2104-1

  • Correct and prompt identification of pathogenic fungi, causing systemic infections and candidemia, plays an important role in the application of suitable therapy.
  • Among non-albicans Candida species, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata and C. parapsilosis are the three most important species that cause candidemia and account for around 40% of episodes. C. glabrata has emerged as the most common non-albicans Candida in North America. 

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