MY1908-3

Blood: Aspergillus fumigatus – Shipped August 26, 2019 – FINAL RESULTS

HISTORY

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).

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