Prevalence of Candida auris in Canadian acute care hospitals among at-risk patients, 2018 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • To identify the prevalence of C. auris in Canadian patients who are potentially at risk for colonization, we screened 488 patients who were either hospitalized abroad, had a carbapenemase-producing organism (CPO), or were in units with high antifungal use. Two patients were colonized with C. auris; both had received healthcare in India and had a CPO. Among 35 patients who had recently received healthcare in the Indian subcontinent and were CPO colonized or infected, the prevalence of C. auris was 5.7%.

authors

  • Mertz, Dominik
  • Yamamura, Deborah
  • Garcia-Jeldes, Hector Felipe
  • Mitchell, Robyn
  • McGeer, Allison
  • Rudnick, Wallis
  • Amaratunga, Kanchana
  • Vallabhaneni, Snigdha
  • Lockhart, Shawn R
  • Bharat, Amrita

publication date

  • December 2020