Environmental study of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and other aspergilli in Austria, Denmark, and Spain.

@article{Mortensen2010EnvironmentalSO,
  title={Environmental study of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and other aspergilli in Austria, Denmark, and Spain.},
  author={Klaus Leth Mortensen and Emilia Mellado and Cornelia Lass-Fl{\"o}rl and Juan Lu{\'i}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Tudela and Helle Krogh Johansen and Maiken Cavling Arendrup},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 11},
  pages={4545-9}
}
A single mechanism of azole resistance was shown to predominate in clinical and environmental Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from the Netherlands, and a link to the use of azoles in the environment was suggested. To explore the prevalence of azole-resistant A. fumigatus and other aspergilli in the environment in other European countries, we collected samples from the surroundings of hospitals in Copenhagen, Innsbruck, and Madrid, flowerbeds in an amusement park in Copenhagen, and compost bags… CONTINUE READING
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