Wound: Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Shipped August 04, 2020
This challenge was sent as a simulated wound sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2008-1
- S. cerevisiae does not grow on cycloheximide containing medium and growth at 37°C is variable.
- Invasive infection caused by S. cerevisiae is rare and usually occurs in immunocompromised patients, patients with solid malignancies or patients who have undergone organ transplantation.