Candida auris: An emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen
Sears, D.; Schwartz, B.S.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases Ijid Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases 63: 95-98
ISSN/ISBN: 1878-3511 PMID: 28888662 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.08.017
Candida aurisis an emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen that can be difficult to identify using traditional biochemical methods. C. auris is capable of causing invasive fungal infections, particularly among hospitalized patients with significant medical comorbidities. Echinocandins are the empiric drugs of choice for C. auris, although not all isolates are susceptible and resistance may develop on therapy. Nosocomial C. auris outbreaks have been reported in a number of countries and aggressive infection control measures are paramount to stopping transmission.