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Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014

Candida auris–Associated Candidemia, South Africa

Rindidzani E. Magobo, Craig Corcoran, Sharona Seetharam, and Nelesh P. GovenderComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa (R.E. Magobo, N.P. Govender); National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa (S. Seetharam); University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (S. Seetharam, N.P. Govender); Ampath National Reference Laboratory, Pretoria, South Africa (C. Corcoran)

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Identification and antifungal susceptibility results of 4 Candida auris isolates from 4 male patients with candidemia, South Africa, October 2012–October 2013*

Isolate ID Patient age, y Hospital unit Vitek-2 YST† API 20C AUX† DNA sequence analysis‡ MIC
208 85 High-care C. haemulonii Rhodotorula glutinis C. auris 1 >256 0.5 0.03 0.12 0.12 0.25 0.06 0.25
209 60 Medical ICU C. haemulonii R. glutinis C. auris 0.5 >256 1 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.06 0.12
224 73 Burn C. haemulonii R. glutinis C. auris 1 >256 2 0.06 0.25 0.12 0.25 0.12 0.25
293 27 Trauma ICU C. haemulonii R. glutinis C. auris 1 64 0.25 0.015 0.06 0.06 0.03 0.06 0.06

*AMB, amphotericin B; FLX, fluconazole; VRC, voriconazole; POS, posaconazole; ITC, itraconazole; 5FC, flucytosine; CAS, caspofungin; MFG, micafungin; AFG, anidulafungin.
†bioMérieux, Marcy ľEtoile, France.
‡Sequence data for the 4 isolates have been deposited in GenBank, accession nos. KJ1236762–KJ126765 and KJ126758–KJ126761 for the internal transcribed spacer and D1/D2 regions, respectively.

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