A nationwide passive surveillance on fungal infections shows a low burden of azole resistance in molds and yeasts in Tyrol, Austria.

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A nationwide passive surveillance on fungal infections shows a low burden of azole resistance in molds and yeasts in Tyrol, Austria.

Infection. 2018 Jul 03;:

Authors: Lass-Flörl C, Mayr A, Aigner M, Lackner M, Orth-Höller D

Abstract
PURPOSE: To determine the burden of antifungal resistance in fungi over the last 10 years.
METHODS: Performance of a semi-nationwide surveillance on antifungal resistance.
RESULTS: We observed a low frequency of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus, a moderate increase of echinocandin resistance in yeasts, and a stable amphotericin B activity in yeasts and molds. Posaconazole resistance in Aspergillus terreus occurred in a few isolates.
CONCLUSION: The burden of resistance in fungi seems to be low in Tyrol, Austria.

PMID: 29971692 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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