New clonal strain of Candida auris, Delhi, India

Anuradha Chowdhary, Cheshta Sharma, Shalini Duggal, Kshitij Agarwal, Anupam Prakash, Pradeep Kumar Singh, Sarika Jain, Shallu Kathuria, Harbans S Randhawa, Ferry Hagen, Jacques F Meis

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A new clonal strain of Candida auris is an emerging etiologic agent of fungemia in Delhi, India. In 12 patients in 2 hospitals, it was resistant to fluconazole and genotypically distinct from isolates from South Korea and Japan, as revealed by M13 and amplified fragment length polymorphism typing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-3
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents/pharmacology
  • Candida/classification
  • Candidiasis/drug therapy
  • Child
  • DNA, Fungal/genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer/genetics
  • Drug Resistance, Fungal
  • Female
  • Fluconazole/pharmacology
  • Fungemia/drug therapy
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Multilocus Sequence Typing
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
  • Treatment Outcome


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