Blood: Aspergillus fumigatus – Shipped August 26, 2019 – FINAL RESULTS
This challenge was sent as a simulated blood culture. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Aspergillus fumigatus
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1908-3
- Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common cause of invasive disseminated aspergillosis and a common cause of sinusitis.
- From a blood culture, referring the isolate for further identification if uncertain should be done, both for clinical and epidemiological purposes, particularly if the patient is immunocompromised (e.g. patient in a transplant unit).