MY1609-3

Skin: Malbranchea species – Shipped September 12, 2016

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample from a Mexican tourist. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Malbranchea species.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1609-3

  • The significance of Malbranchea is that it is similar microscopically to Coccidioides.
  • If the identification is questionable, safety precautions must be diligently observed.

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