MY2108-3

BAL: Cladosporium speciesShipped August 03, 2021

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated BAL sample from a patient with a pulmonary infection. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Cladosporium species.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2108-3

  • Cladosporium species are most frequently isolated as contaminants
  • Respiratory tract disease due to Cladosporium spp. has been increasingly identified. Cladosporium spp. have been associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pulmonary fungus ball, and intrabronchial lesion.

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