Candida auris Fungemia and a local spread taken under control with infection control measures: First report from Turkey


KURT A. F., Kuskucu M. A., BALKAN İ. İ., Baris A., Yazgan Z., Serife Oz A., ...More

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol.39, no.2, pp.228-230, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2021.03.007
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-230
  • Keywords: Candida auris, Local spread, Turkey
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Candida auris, draws attention as a new emerging antifungal resistant pathogen, leading to healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks. This is the first report of C. auris fungemia in a 81-year-old patient, confirmed by sequential analysis, from Turkey. Although the source of the isolate could not be identified, its spread in the hospital has been taken under control by effective infection control measures.