Eye swab: Rhodotorula species – Shipped November 23, 2020
This challenge was sent as a simulated eye swab sample from a patient with post operative eye infection. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Rhodotorula species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2011-1
- Rhodotorula is commonly known as a contaminant and is recovered worldwide from a variety of sources. The yeast can be found in soil, fresh water, fruit juice, milk, shower curtains, and tooth-brushes.
- Rhodotorula is a very rare cause of ophthalmologic infection.