Vaginal swab: Candida tropicalis – Shipped November 22, 2021
This challenge was sent as a simulated vaginal swab from a patient with recurrent vaginitis. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Candida tropicalis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2111-1
- Although Candida albicans remains the dominant species responsible for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, effective treatment measures are best if species-specific.
- Susceptibility testing may not routinely be performed as this is a non-invasive specimen type