Molecular characterization of fluconazole resistance in a case of Candida albicans ocular infection

Preeti Pancholi, Steven Park, David Perlin, Christine Kubin, Phyllis Della-Latta

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Abstract

Ocular yeast infections in diabetics are a therapeutic challenge. Drag resistance and reduced azole susceptibility are major concerns. The case we describe characterizes a Candida albicans strain from a vitrectomy specimen that was susceptible to fluconazole by in vitro testing but recalcitrant to therapy. Molecular studies revealed transient overexpression of CDR1 and ERG11 mRNA in the presence of fluconazole that may have contributed to poor clinical response in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5938-5939
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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