M202-5

Blood: Fusobacterium necrophorum – Shipped August 10, 2020

HISTORY

A simulated blood culture sample collected from a 23 year old female with Lemierre’s syndrome was sent to category A laboratories.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M202-5

  1. Lemierre’s disease is associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum, and is a life threatening illness.
  2. Reporting the isolation of anaerobic gram negative rods, especially in pure culture, from blood cultures provides useful information for clinicians.

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