White-ear began to generate universal alarm because of its resistance and wide spread in the United States.
The infection has grown dramatically in the American Union between 2019 and 2021, according to a study published Monday in the special journal Annals of Internal Medicine, and is now present in more than half of the 50 US states. Researchers warn of increases in cases caused by this pathogen, which is resistant to echinocandin, which is the main drug used to treat Candida fungus infections.
What is Candida?
Candida ear fungus is a potentially lethal microorganism that causes invasive bloodstream infections and is easily spread from person to person or from infected surfaces. Auris, auris, a Latin name. It forms light, smooth, shiny and whitish colonies, shaped like an ellipse.
What are the signs?
Symptoms may not be noticeable because patients with Candida ear infections usually have a weakened immune system from some other disease.
The symptoms of Candida ear infection depend on the part of the body affected, but there are records that can generate different infections, such as: Blood infection, wound infection, ear infection among others.
Since symptoms can vary widely, laboratory testing is needed to determine if a patient has a Candida ear infection.
What is the treatment for candida ear?
As previously mentioned, the resistance of this pathogen to traditional and antifungal drugs is one of the reasons that raises alarms in the world.
Most candidiasis infections are treatable with a class of antifungal medication called an echinocandin. In the case of C. auris, which is resistant to the three main types of antifungal drugs, it is necessary to apply several types of fungicides in high doses to successfully treat the spread of the fungus, taking into account the situation. system the patient’s immunity.
Monitoring by the Centers for Disease Control in the United States of America is added to that published by the World Health Organization at the end of 2022, when it published the first priority list of fungal pathogens. “They pose a major threat to public health because they are increasingly common and resistant to available antifungal drug treatment,” QVI said; Candida included in the white of the ear.