Surface disinfection challenges for Candida auris: an in-vitro study

Kean, R., Sherry, L., Townsend, E., McKloud, E., Short, B., Akinbobola, A., MacKay, W.G., Williams, C., Jones, B.L. and Ramage, G. (2018) Surface disinfection challenges for Candida auris: an in-vitro study. Journal of Hospital Infection, 98(4), pp. 433-436. (doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2017.11.015) (PMID:29203448)

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Abstract

The emerging pathogenic multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris is an important source of healthcare-associated infections and of growing global clinical concern. The ability of this organism to survive on surfaces and withstand environmental stressors creates a challenge for eradicating it from hospitals. A panel of C. auris clinical isolates was evaluated on different surface environments against the standard disinfectant sodium hypochlorite and high-level disinfectant peracetic acid. C. auris was shown to selectively tolerate clinically relevant concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and peracetic acid in a surface-dependent manner, which may explain its ability to successfully persist within the hospital environment.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases financial support for L.S.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kean, Mr Ryan and MacKay, Mr William and Ramage, Professor Gordon and Sherry, Dr Leighann and Townsend, Miss Eleanor
Authors: Kean, R., Sherry, L., Townsend, E., McKloud, E., Short, B., Akinbobola, A., MacKay, W.G., Williams, C., Jones, B.L., and Ramage, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Journal of Hospital Infection
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0195-6701
ISSN (Online):1532-2939
Published Online:02 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Healthcare Infection Society
First Published:First published in Journal of Hospital Infection 98(4):433-436
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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