Candida auris: a decade of understanding of an enigmatic pathogenic yeast

Ryan Kean, Jason Brown, Alicia Ware, Gordon Ramage, Dolunay Gulmez

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Abstract

Candida auris is an enigmatic yeast that continues to stimulate interest within the mycology community due its rapid and simultaneous emergence of distinct clades. In the last decade, almost 400 manuscripts have contributed to our understanding of this pathogenic yeast. With dynamic epidemiology, elevated resistance levels and an indication of conserved and unique pathogenic traits, it is unsurprising that it continues to cause clinical concern. This mini-review aims to summarise some of the key attributes of his remarkable pathogenic yeast.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Fungi
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Candida auris
  • pathogenicity
  • in vivo models
  • biofilms

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