Candida, the opportunistic human pathogen

Sakina, Shahabudin and Nina Suhaity, Azmi (2020) Candida, the opportunistic human pathogen. Materials Science Forum, 981. pp. 309-315. ISSN 0255-5476. (Published)

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Candida species are known human pathogens that have caused high morbidity and mortality among affected individuals. Candida albicans can switch forms from yeast to hyphae, in which both forms are virulent. Due to its commensal status in normal human microflora, C. albicans poses a virtual threat to humankind because of their dimorphism ability under opportunistic environmental conditions. Because of the increased usage of prophylactic antifungal agents in the treatment of candidiasis, reports of Candida species developing antifungal resistance are increasing. Recent observations of cross-reaction between different classes of antifungal drugs that could yield multidrug-resistant pathogenic Candida species are concerns that need to be urgently addressed.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Antifungal resistance; Candida; Dimorphism; Opportunistic pathogen
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2023 03:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 08:30
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