Thinking beyond the common Candida species: Need for species-level identification of Candida due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant Candida auris

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Abstract

  • © 2017 American Society for Microbiology. Candida species are one of the leading causes of nosocomial infections. Because much of the treatment for Candida infections is empirical, some institutions do not identify Candida to species level. With the worldwide emergence of the multidrug- resistant species Candida auris, identification of Candida to species level has new clinical relevance. Species should be identified for invasive candidiasis isolates, and species-level identification can be considered for selected noninvasive isolates to improve detection of C. auris.
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  • Lockhart SR; Jackson BR; Vallabhaneni S; Ostrosky-Zeichner L; Pappas PG; Chiller T
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  • 3324
  • End Page

  • 3327
  • Volume

  • 55
  • Issue

  • 12