Sputum: Scedosporium apiospermum – Shipped November 22, 2022
This challenge was sent as a simulated sputum sample from a patient with cystic fibrosis. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Scedosporium apiospermum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2111-3
- Members of the genus Scedosporium are difficult to identify on the basis of morphological characteristics.
- Scedosporium species rank second among the filamentous fungi colonizing the airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.