Make the Diagnosis: Post-cancer Conundrum

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: An 82-year-old woman with a past medical history of ovarian cancer treated with surgery and chemotherapy in 2008, who is currently in remission for treatment-related AML presents to the emergency department with a recent fever of 101.2 degrees Fahrenheit, bruising, and altered mental status. The patient is undergoing consolidation chemotherapy for the treatment of her AML. Her most recent bone marrow biopsy and flow cytometry results show no minimal residual disease. Further laboratory testing shows the following image of her peripheral smear. What organism caused the infection?
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