candida

candida fungal infection / thrush

Introduction

  • Candida sp is a yeast and the main human pathogen in the Candida family has been C. albicans but in 2009, a new species, C. auris was discovered and this organism appears to be developing into a global threat for at risk critically ill hospitalised patients

Candida albicans

  • a very common pathogen which is the cause of oral and vaginal thrush
  • may also cause systemic infection in immunocompromised patients and those with long term vascular lines in situ

Candida auris

  • discovered in 2009
  • can be resistant to all three major classes of antifungal agents
  • may cause systemic infection in immunocompromised patients and those with long term vascular lines in situ
candida.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/16 23:09 by gary1