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Am J Med Sci. 2011 Jan;341(1):71-3. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181f54dab.

Misidentification of Candida parapsilosis as C famata in a clinical case of vertebral osteomyelitis.

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From the VA Medical Center (mjb, es), Jackson, Mississippi; and Departments of Medicine (mjb, es) and Microbiology (ps, es), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

Abstract

A case of vertebral osteomyelitis involving misidentification of Candida parapsilosis as C famata by the VITEK 2 compact is described. Species-specific primers were used in the polymerase chain reaction to correctly identify the clinical isolate. When uncommon species of Candida are reported using automated systems, heightened clinical suspicion is warranted.

PMID:
20944497
DOI:
10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181f54dab
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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