Pathogenicity and drug resistance in Candida albicans and other yeast species. A review.

@article{Mishra2007PathogenicityAD,
  title={Pathogenicity and drug resistance in Candida albicans and other yeast species. A review.},
  author={Nagendra Nath Mishra and T. Seshagiri Prasad and Neeraj Sharma and Anurag Payasi and Rajendra Prasad and Dwijendra K. Gupta and Randhir Singh},
  journal={Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={201-35}
}
Pathogenic yeasts from the genus Candida can cause serious infection in humans particularly, in immunocompromised patients and are now recognized as major agents of hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections. In the recent years, there has been a marked increase in the incidence of treatment failures in candidiasis patients receiving long-term antifungal therapy, which has posed a serious problem in its successful use in chemotherapy. Candida cells acquire drug resistance (MDR) during the course… CONTINUE READING
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