Microbiology – MCQ 39 – Metastatic endophthalmitis with Gram-positive round to oval cells in culture

A vitreous aspirate from a case of metastatic endophthalmitis on culture yields Gram-positive round to oval cells, 12-14 microns in size. The aspirate on Gram staining shows the presence of pseudohyphae. Which of the following is the most likely aetiological agent?
A. Aspergillus
B. Rhizopus
C. Candida
D. Fusarium

Correct answer :C. Candida

Candida appears as gram positive round to oval cells and pseudohyphae.

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