Old and new pathogenic Nakaseomyces species: epidemiology, biology, identification, pathogenicity and antifungal resistance.

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Old and new pathogenic Nakaseomyces species: epidemiology, biology, identification, pathogenicity and antifungal resistance.

FEMS Yeast Res. 2015 Dec 20;

Authors: Angoulvant A, Guitard J, Hennequin C

Abstract
During the last decades, as the number of immunocompromised patients, the average age of Western populations and the widespread use of indwelling medical devices have increased concommitantly, so has the incidence of infections caused by Candida species. Candida albicans remains the most frequently isolated agent of candidiasis. However Candida glabrata now account for a substantial part of clinical isolates, ranking number two among the etiologic agents of either superficial or invasive candidiasis in North America and Europe. Along with C. glabrata and belonging to the Nakaseomyces clade, two new species, Candida nivariensis and Candida bracarensis have recently been described as emerging pathogens. This review provides information on the current state of knowledge on the epidemiology, biology, identification, pathogenicity and antifungal resistance of C. glabrata, C. nivariensis and C. bracarensis.

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