Thursday, 20 September 2012

Newsbite: First Recorded Case of Antifungal Resistant Aspergillus Strain Originating in the Environment

Recent studies have shown that antifungal-resistant strains of Aspergillus can be found outside of hospitals and other non-clinical environments. It is assumed that agricultural use of antifungal azole drugs (very similar to those used to treat infected patients) could be promoting the development of these resistant strains and it has been suggested that some of the resistant organisms found in clinical samples may be the result of a patients breathing in resistant Aspergillus. The first case where it has been proven that a resistant clinical specimen has originated in the environment has now been published more...

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