Groin: Candida albicans – ShippedFebruary08,2021
A simulated groin swab collected from ballet dancer with rash was sent to category A laboratories. Participants were expected to report Candida albicans
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M204-2
- Candida albicans typically a rapid grower on solid media.
- Microscopically, the reading of wet preparations, gram staining, and germ tube tests aid in identification.
- Chromogenic agars allow for more rapid presumptive identification of some yeast.
- MALDI-TOF MS is a reliable newer method for identification of some yeasts including Candida albicans.