MY2008-1

Wound: Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Shipped August 04, 2020

HISTORY

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.

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