1. bookVolume 56 (2017): Issue 3 (January 2017)
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Candida auris– emerging fungal pathogen

Published Online: 22 May 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 56 (2017) - Issue 3 (January 2017)
Page range: 282 - 288
Received: 01 Dec 2016
Accepted: 01 May 2016
Journal Details
First Published
01 Mar 1961
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
English, Polish

In recent years, the incoming information about the emergence of new superbacteria and superviruses has been causing growing anxiety. However, also fungi are with increasing frequency reported as the sources of intercontinental microbiological hazards. According to the latest reports, quickly spreading, multidrug-resistant and difficult to identify yeast Candida auris may soon become the center of attention for clinicians, laboratory diagnosticians and the groups of advisers on the hospital-acquired infections, also in Poland. Unfortunately, the methods employed in routine microbiological diagnostics in the Polish medical laboratories cannot reliably identify this dangerous species. It is, therefore, necessary to implement measures to develop this field.

1. Introduction. 2. Candida spp. infections. 3. New fungal pathogen–Candida auris. 3.1. Epidemiology and pathogenicity. 3.2. Difficulties with identification. 3.3. Virulence factors. 3.4. Drug resistance of C. auris. 4. Preventive actions. 5. Summary

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