Candida albicans masquerading as Gram-negative bacilli in the clinical laboratory

Jacob Gilad, Michael Giladi, David Schwartz

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Abstract

We report misidentification of Candida albicans as Gram-negative bacilli owing to colony morphology on MacConkey agar and subsequent inoculation into GN-ID/VITEK-2. ATCC and clinical Candida strains (n = 24) masqueraded as various bacterial species when experimentally inoculated into GN-ID cards. This phenomenon should be considered when peculiar taxa or susceptibility are encountered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-910
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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