Below is a Case Study which you will be able to use all of your resources to identify. Information learned both
from laboratory and lecture topics will be used.
A patient presents symptoms of a sore throat and pain when swallowing.
1.What is the first test you would do?
After performing a wet mount and simple stain you look under the microscope and see the following:
Oval and circular structures. White bar = 5um
Simple stain: predominantly oval structures, 5um or larger
2. What organisms can you rule out based on this finding?
3. What tests can you perform next to narrow down the causing agent?
4. Give an example of a media would you use to identify what organism is present.
When cultured on a plate the organism appears as seen below:
Culture had yeasty smell
5. What is the best possible causing agent?