Host factors affecting susceptibility to Candida auris.
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2021 -
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This VA Merit research project aims to define host factors associated with mucosal infection by an emerging multi-drug resistant human fungal pathogen, Candida auris. Most human fungal infections are caused by Candida spp, the most common being C. albicans which colonizes approximately half of healthy adults. Pathological overgrowth can occur with perturbations to the commensal microbiota or host immunity and is normally limited to mucosal surfaces. However, bloodstream infections due to Candida...