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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;23(2):328-331. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161320.

Biofilm-Forming Capability of Highly Virulent, Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris.

Abstract

The emerging multidrug-resistant yeast pathogen Candida auris has attracted considerable attention as a source of healthcare-associated infections. We report that this highly virulent yeast has the capacity to form antifungal resistant biofilms sensitive to the disinfectant chlorhexidine in vitro.

KEYWORDS:

Candida auris; aggregative phenotypes; antifungal drug­ resistant; biofilm; candidemia; chlorhexidine; fungi; healthcare–associated infections; killing assay; multidrug resistant; nonaggregative phenotypes; virulent; yeast

PMID:
28098553
PMCID:
PMC5324806
DOI:
10.3201/eid2302.161320
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