Eye: Haemophilus influenzae (sample contaminated with group B streptococcus) – Shipped February 11, 2019
A simulated eye swab collected from an 83 year old patient with red eye was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to identify Haemophilus influenzae.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M184-2
- Most cases of conjunctivitis have a viral etiology.
- H. influenzae isolates from conjunctivitis are usually un-encapsulated and therefore non-typeable.