Prevalence of Candida auris in Canadian acute care hospitals among at-risk patients, 2018.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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%.

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Cited Authors

  • Garcia-Jeldes, HF; Mitchell, R; McGeer, A; Rudnick, W; Amaratunga, K; Vallabhaneni, S; Lockhart, SR; CNISP C. auris Interest Group, ; Bharat, A

Published Date

  • June 10, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 -

PubMed ID

  • 32522237

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7288437

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2047-2994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s13756-020-00752-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England