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GOMEZ QUINTERO, Carlos Hernando. Candida yeast´s resistance to fluconazol. Infect. [online]. 2010, vol.14, suppl.2, pp.s172-s180. ISSN 0123-9392.

Yeast infections of the genus Candida sp are becoming more prevalent in hospitalized patients, especially in high risk groups such as patients with hematologic malignancy undergoing chemotherapy and in intensive care units. Candida sp's resistance represents a therapeutic challenge that leaves fewer opportunities for the treatment of these infections which are characterized by high morbidity and mortality. This review describes Candida sp's resistance mechanisms to fluconazole and the risk factors for their acquisition.

Keywords : Fluconazole, Candida; Candida albicans; therapeutic use; Drug Resistance; Microbial Drug Resistance; Multiple Drug Resistance; Fungal Drug Resistance.

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