Antifungal Susceptibility Tests and the cyp51 Mutant Strains among Clinical Aspergillus fumigatus Isolates from Korean Multicenters.

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Antifungal Susceptibility Tests and the cyp51 Mutant Strains among Clinical Aspergillus fumigatus Isolates from Korean Multicenters.

Mycobiology. 2020;48(2):148-152

Authors: Won EJ, Joo MY, Lee D, Kim MN, Park YJ, Kim SH, Shin MG, Shin JH

Abstract
We investigated the antifungal susceptibilities and the cyp51 mutant strains among Aspergillus fumigatus clinical isolates obtained from 10 university hospitals in Korea. Of the 84 isolates examined, two itraconazole-resistant isolates were found with no amino acid substitution in the cyp51A/cyp51B genes. However, 19 (23.2%) azole-susceptible isolates harbored amino acid substitutions: Nine isolates harbored one to five mutations in cyp51A with high polymorphism, and 11 isolates exhibited the same Q42L mutation in cyp51B. Overall, a low azole resistance rate and high frequency of cyp51A/cyp51B amino acid substitutions were observed in the azole-susceptible A. fumigatus isolates in Korea.

PMID: 32363043 [PubMed]

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