Blood: Fusobacterium necrophorum – Shipped August 10, 2020
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
- Lemierre’s disease is associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum, and is a life threatening illness.
- Reporting the isolation of anaerobic gram negative rods, especially in pure culture, from blood cultures provides useful information for clinicians.