Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Cases of “candidiasis of the ear”, a super-resistant fungus, are on the rise in the US

Ear candida is the microorganism that is most resistant to medications. and this can be fatal. This kind of fungus, which is like yeast, is born among the few species of the genus which can cause candidiasis in humans, the study was published this Monday in the scientific journal Annals of Internal Medicine. The reason is the sharpest increase in cases of infection in the United States between 2019 and 2021.

Three times as many cases in less than three years

In this line, experts in the analysis reported an increase, specifically, in cases fungal resistance overcomes the drug said to stop the infection: las echinocandinas. This is known as informational data Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and collected by local and national health authorities.

The results of the investigation revealed a threefold increase in cases in 2011 compared to two years before. In the data, this explosion caused by Candida ear led to a dramatic increase in receiving infections, which, If in 2019 it was 44%, in 2021 it will rise to 95%.

The increase is one of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic

In this way, the experts focused directly due to ill health due to Covid-19 cause of growth. hospitality; the main focus where Candida is acquired, it has passed through a period staff shortage -focused on the fight against the coronavirus in the worst months of the pandemic- and increased use of antimicrobial drugs. In healthcare, the patients who are most susceptible to fungal infection are according to the audience; those who spend longer in the hospital or on mechanical ventilators.

Candida auris was first described in 2009 It was not discovered in North America until 2016powerfully draws the attention of the CDC which, erected because of resistance and high mortality rateThey called it a fungus “urgent threat”.

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