Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa guideline: Recommendations for the detection, management and prevention of healthcare-associated Candida auris colonisation and disease in South Africa

Nelesh P. Govender, Theunis Avenant, Adrian Brink, Vindana Chibabhai, Joy Cleghorn, Briette Du Toit, Chetna Govind, Elsie Lewis, Warren Lowman, Hleziphi Mahlangu, Caroline Maslo, Angeliki Messina (+6 others)
2019 Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases  
Candida auris has been detected at almost 100 South African hospitals, causing large outbreaks in some facilities, and this pathogen now accounts for approximately 1 in 10 cases of candidaemia. The objective of this guideline is to provide updated, evidence-informed recommendations outlining a best-practice approach to prevent, diagnose and manage C. auris disease in public- and private-sector healthcare settings in South Africa. The 18 practical recommendations cover five focus areas:
more » ... cus areas: laboratory identification and antifungal susceptibility testing, surveillance and outbreak response, infection prevention and control, clinical management and antifungal stewardship.
doi:10.4102/sajid.v34i1.163 pmid:34485460 pmcid:PMC8377779 fatcat:5upj3vwxa5ahvhuesc6jmn4kmm