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

TitleBiofilm-Forming Capability of Highly Virulent, Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSherry, L, Ramage, G, Kean, R, Borman, A, Johnson, EM, Richardson, MD, Rautemaa-Richardson, R
JournalEmerg Infect Dis
Volume23
Issue2
Pagination328-331
Date Published2017 Feb
ISSN1080-6059
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.

DOI10.3201/eid2302.161320
Alternate JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.
PubMed ID28098553