Expect the unexpected: fungemia caused by uncommon Candida species in a Turkish University Hospital


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Özyavuz Alp Ş. , Gülmez Kıvanç D. , Kardaş R. C. , Karahan G. , Taş Z. , Gürsoy G. , ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10096-020-04147-5
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Özet

Fungemia caused by uncommon Candida species (UCS) (other than C.albicans, C.glabrata, C.parapsilosis, C.tropicalis, C.krusei) is a rare but emerging threat with their potential to exhibit reduced susceptibility or resistance to antifungal agents. We identified 25 patients with UCS fungemia (9 C.kefyr, 8 C.lusitaniae, 4 C.dubliniensis, 2 C.guilliermondii, 1 C.pelliculosa, 1 C.rugosa) through January 2011 and August 2018. Echinocandins were the most common administered agents, followed by fluconazole. Overall mortality was 44%. Echinocandins and voriconazole showed sufficient activity against all tested isolates. High fluconazole MICs among C.guilliermondii, C.pelliculosa, and C.rugosa were determined. MIC value of C.pelliculosa was above the epidemiological cut-off proposed for fluconazole.