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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-151

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt-Associated Meningitis Caused by Candida auris: A Case Report

Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Rohit Chawla
4A/55, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi 110060
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_35_18

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Candida auris was first isolated in Japan in 2008. Since then, it has become an emerging global threat due to its role in outbreaks in healthcare facilities and its decreased susceptibility to multiple antifungal agents. We report a case of ventriculoperitoneal shunt-associated meningitis caused by C. auris in a patient who had a history of tubercular meningitis and hydrocephalus. The isolate was initially misidentified as Candida krusei based on purple-colored colonies on Modified HiCrome Candida Differential Agar but was finally identified as C. auris on VITEK-2 compact (version 8.01). The isolate had a high minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for fluconazole, whereas the MICs for other major classes of antifungals were low.

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