Journal of Current Research in Scientific Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--113

Candida auris candidemia an emerging threat: A case report and mini review of the literature


K Sandhya Bhat1, King Herald Kisku2, Reba Kanungo1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
K Sandhya Bhat
Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
India

Candida auris (C. auris) is a multidrug-resistant emerging fungal pathogen, which spreads rapidly in health-care settings and has the potential to cause nosocomial outbreaks. The lack of awareness among clinicians and challenges faced for its diagnosis in microbiology laboratories may adversely affect patient outcome. It is resistant to most of the commonly used antifungals for empiric treatment in critical care units. Hence, appropriate identification and antifungal susceptibility-guided treatment can contain infections caused by this organism. Hospital infection prevention and control measures must be in place to prevent nosocomial transmission. We report one such case of bloodstream infection by C. auris in a patient with multiple underlying risk factors and morbid obesity, who succumbed to florid sepsis after prolonged hospitalization in spite of aggressive medical management.


How to cite this article:
Bhat K S, Kisku KH, Kanungo R. Candida auris candidemia an emerging threat: A case report and mini review of the literature.J Curr Res Sci Med 2019;5:110-113


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Bhat K S, Kisku KH, Kanungo R. Candida auris candidemia an emerging threat: A case report and mini review of the literature. J Curr Res Sci Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];5:110-113
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