Candida auris is the latest of the Candida genus fungi discovered to date. And, as studies show, the most dangerous. Candida auris symptoms are complicated to determine since the infection is poorly studied.
The main properties of this kind of candidiasis:
The specificity of the fungus’s life outside the organism of the infected patient or carrier of the pathogen is not known. There were no cases of Candida Auris finding out from clinics and hospitals. Pathogens in different countries have differences in structure and pathogenicity; therefore there is an assumption about spontaneous mutations of already existing fungal populations under the influence of external factors, which leads to the appearance of Candida auris. But this theory has not yet been confirmed.
Candida auris differs from other types of candidiasis infection in its ability to penetrate the bloodstream rapidly, causing fungal sepsis: the spread of the pathogen to all internal organs.
The presence of fungus in the blood leads to Candida auris symptoms:
The pathogen penetrates into the liver, lungs, kidneys, brain and heart from the blood flow system. Reproduction of the fungal population gradually reduces the functional activity of these organs and leads to the development of multi-organ failure.
The state of patients’ health quickly turns into an extreme degree of severity, which manifests itself:
Death occurs in 60-70% of all cases due to the internal organs’ failure caused by total fungal resistance to the therapy. The time of the pathology development is about one week.
The difficulty in treating a fungal infection caused by Candida Auris is a high degree of insensitivity to all types of antifungal medicines. The fact is that Candida auris symptoms are complex to determine.