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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;85(2):200-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.02.009. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Antifungal susceptibility patterns of a global collection of fungal isolates: results of the SENTRY Antifungal Surveillance Program (2013).

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JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA, USA. Electronic address:
JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA, USA.
JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA, USA; T2Biosystems, Lexington, MA, USA.


Among 1846 fungal clinical isolates from 31 countries, echinocandin resistance in Candida spp. ranged from 0.0% to 2.8% (highest for anidulafungin versus Candida glabrata), and fluconazole resistance was noted among 11.9% and 11.6% of the C. glabrata and Candida tropicalis, respectively. Two isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus displayed elevated MICs for itraconazole and carried cyp51a mutations encoding TR34 L98H. All Cryptococcus neoformans had azole MIC values below epidemiological cutoff values. The increasing resistance among certain species and more frequent reports of breakthrough infections in patients undergoing antifungal therapy highlights the importance of antifungal surveillance to guide therapy for patients with invasive fungal infections.


Antifungal susceptibility; Aspergillus; Candida; Surveillance

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