M213-5

Peritoneal fluid: Candida parapsilosis  – Shipped November 01, 2021

HISTORY

A simulated peritoneal fluid sample collected from 55 year old patient with central line catheter was sent to category A laboratories.

Participants were expected to isolate and report Candida parapsilosis.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M213-5

  1. Candida parapsilosis is an important nosocomial pathogen associated with a variety of infections in immunocompromised patients and in patients with intravascular devices.

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