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Candida albicans masquerading as gram-negative bacilli in the clinical laboratory.

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 1.71). 02/2007; 39(10):907-10. DOI: 10.1080/00365540701402996
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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.

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