Clonal population of flucytosine-resistant Candida tropicalis from blood cultures, Paris, France

Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Stéphane Bretagne, Claire Bernède, Vincent Robert, Dorothée Raoux, Elisabeth Chachaty, Elisabeth Forget, Claire Lacroix, Françoise Dromer,

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    Candida tropicalis is a diploid ascomycetes yeast responsible for 4%-24% of candidemia. Resistance to flucytosine is rarely described for this species but was observed for 45 (35%) of 130 C. tropicalis isolates recovered from blood cultures in the Paris area in a 4-year survey. The aims of this study were to test the hypothesis that the flucytosine-resistant isolates could represent a subgroup and to determine the relationship between epidemiologic and genomic data. Epidemiologic data and gene sequences were analyzed, and molecular typing was performed. Our results suggest that a clone of flucytosine-resistant isolates, associated with malignancies and a lower mortality than that for other C. tropicalis isolates, is widespread in the Paris area. We propose the analysis of 2 polymorphic microsatellite markers coupled with URA3 sequencing to track the clone.

    Originele taal-2Engels
    Pagina's (van-tot)557-65
    Aantal pagina's9
    TijdschriftEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Nummer van het tijdschrift4
    StatusGepubliceerd - apr. 2008


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