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J Med Microbiol. 2012 Sep;61(Pt 9):1330-4. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.045047-0. Epub 2012 May 31.

Echinocandin resistance due to simultaneous FKS mutation and increased cell wall chitin in a Candida albicans bloodstream isolate following brief exposure to caspofungin.

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John Lynch Renal Unit & Department of Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, UK.

Abstract

Echinocandins are first-line agents for treating severe invasive candidiasis. Glucan synthase gene (FKS1) mutations lead to echinocandin resistance but the role of enhanced chitin expression is not well recognized in clinical isolates. We report a case of bloodstream Candida albicans infection with both Fks1 hotspot mutation and elevated cell wall chitin.

PMID:
22653922
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.045047-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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