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First Detection of Emergent Fungal Pathogen Candida auris in Khartoum State, Sudan | Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.6, No. 1)

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Page : 4-7

Keywords : Candida auris; Candidemia; Febrile Patients; PCR; Khartoum; Sudan; AJBSR;

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Background: Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that can cause invasive infections and is associated with high mortality. Due to high mortality rates and multi-drug-resistant fungus this species is now attracting worldwide attention as Emergent fungal pathogen. The aim of this study to determine the prevalence of Candida auris Among Febrile Patients. Methods: Blood samples from 100 Febrile Patients were collected and analyzed for the presence of C. auris DNA by PCR. Results: PCR analysis revealed that 26 out of 100 patients (26%) were positive for C. auris infection. Conclusion: High level of knowledge and alertness by physicians and healthcare workers, especially in critical care settings, would help to control the spread and improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies

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