MY2111-3

Sputum: Scedosporium apiospermum – Shipped November 22, 2022

HISTORY

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.

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