Fungal Infection

Recent News

Jan 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 12, 2017

Antibiotic resistance investment
Candida auris biofilms
Dec 21, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 21, 2016

Antibiotics in food animals
Fungal disease tests
Dec 06, 2016

News Scan for Dec 06, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
Candida in Colombia
US mosquito increase
Dengue reduction in India
Nov 04, 2016
Candida fungus

CDC reports first US cases of drug-resistant Candida auris

The emerging drug-resistant yeast can cause fatal invasive infections.

Oct 24, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Oct 24, 2016

New C difficile drug
Antifungal stewardship
Aug 29, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Aug 29, 2016

MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
Drug-resistant fungal infections
Aug 23, 2016

News Scan for Aug 23, 2016

Hepatitis found in scallops
Fecal transplant trial
Meningitis C in Niger
Bagpipe lung
Experimental Ebola drug
Jul 14, 2016

News Scan for Jul 14, 2016

Saudi MERS case
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Resistant fungal infections
HAIs: Melioidosis, mycobacteria
EV-D68 and flaccid myelitis
Jul 05, 2016
Acute care hospital

UK warns about drug-resistant Candida infections

A week after the CDC issued a Candida auris alert, PHE follows suit.

Jun 29, 2016

CDC issues warning on multidrug-resistant yeast infection

Candida auris has caused deadly hospital infections in several nations since 2009.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Baldesi O, Bailly S, Ruckly S, et al. ICU-acquired candidaemia in France: epidemiology and temporal trends, 2004-2013 — a study from the REA-RAISIN network. J Infect 2017 (published online Mar 30)

Barberan J, Garcia-Perez FJ, Villena V, et al. Development of aspergillosis in a cohort of non-neutropenic, non-transplant patients colonised by Aspergillus spp. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jan 6;17:34

Barton M, Shen A, O'Brien K, et al. Early onset invasive candidiasis in extremely low birth weight infants: perinatal acquisition predicts poor outcome. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 11)

Ben-Ami R, Berman J, Novikov A, et al. Multidrug-resistant Candida haemulonii and C. auris, Tel Aviv, Israel. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 12)

Chen K, Wang Q, Pleasants RA, et al. Empiric treatment against invasive fungal diseases in febrile neutropenic patients: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Feb 20;17:159

Kaufman DA, Coggins SA, Zanelli SA, et al. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis: prompt systemic treatment is associated with improved outcomes in neonates. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 4)

Larkin E, Hager C, Chandra J, et al. The emerging Candida auris: characterization of growth phenotype, virulence factors, antifungal activity, and effect of SCY-08, a novel glucan synthesis inhibitor, on growth morphology and biofilm formation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 (published online Feb 21)

Martin JM, Macias-Parra M, Mudry P, et al. Safety, efficacy, and exposure-response of voriconazole in pediatric patients with invasive aspergillosis, invasive candidiasis or esophageal candidiasis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jan;36(1):e1-13

Morales-Lopez SE, Parra-Giraldo CM, Ceballos-Garzon A, et al. Invasive infections with multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris, Colombia. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 5)

Renfrow JJ, Frenkel MB, Hsu W. Fungal contamination of methylprednisolone causing recurrent lumbosacral intradural abscess. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 31)

Sherry L, Ramage G, Kean R, et al. Biofilm-forming capability of highly virulent, multidrug-resistant Candida auris. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 11)

Strollo S, Lionakis MS, Adjemian J, et al. Epidemiology of hospitalizations associated with invasive candidiasis, United States, 2002-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 14)

Vasquez AM, Lake J, Ngai S, et al. Fungal bloodstream infections associated with compounded intravenous medication at an outpatient oncology clinic — New York City, 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Nov 18;65(45):1274-5

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