Bloodstream Infection Caused by Candida auris: A Case Report of an Emerging Fungal Infection–Misidentified by VITEK2 DD06-DD08
Dr. Bibhabati Mishra,
Room Number 301, 3rd Floor, Academic Block, Gate Number 2, Gobind Ballabh Pallabh Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi-110002, India.
This report describes nosocomial blood stream infection caused by Candida auris in a patient with neurological illness in a tertiary care hospital. Blood culture was performed by Bactec and initial identification and sensitivity by VITEK 2. It was misidentified as Candida haemulonii with sensitivity to Caspofungin, Micafungin and Voricanazole. MALDI-TOF analysis on the isolate confirmed it as Candida auris. However, patient was treated with Caspofungin and showed clinical improvement. Thus, multiple automated methods should be employed to accurately diagnose bugs causing life threatening infections.