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Candida auris for the clinical microbiology laboratory: Not your grandfather’s Candida species

Authors: Lockhart, Shawn R and Berkow, Elizabeth L and Chow, Nancy and Welsh, Rory M

Candida auris is a newly emerging species that was first identified in Asia in 2009 but has rapidly spread across the world. C. auris differs from most other Candida species in that antifungal resistance is the norm rather than the exception, it is a commensal of human skin rather than the human gut, and it can be easily transmitted from person to person in a health care setting. This review discusses the emergence of C. auris, global epidemiology, identification, antifungal susceptibility testing, and precautions to be taken when it is identified from a patient specimen.

Journal: Clinical microbiology newsletter
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinmicnews.2017.06.003
Year: 2017

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