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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

Hospital-Associated Multicenter Outbreak of Emerging Fungus Candida auris, Colombia, 2016

Paige A. Armstrong1Comments to Author , Sandra M. Rivera1Comments to Author , Patricia Escandon, Diego H. Caceres, Nancy Chow, Matthew J. Stuckey, Jorge Díaz, Adriana Gomez, Norida Vélez, Andres Espinosa-Bode, Soraya Salcedo, Adriana Marin, Indira Berrio, Carmen Varón, Angel Guzman, Jairo E. Pérez-Franco, Julian D. Escobar, Nohora Villalobos, Juan M. Correa, Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Shawn R. Lockhart, Ryan Fagan, Tom M. Chiller, Brendan Jackson2, and Oscar Pacheco2
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.A. Armstrong, D.H. Caceres, N. Chow, M.J. Stuckey, A. Espinosa-Bode, A.P. Litvintseva, S.R. Lockhart, R. Fagan, T.M. Chiller, B. Jackson); Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia (S.M. Rivera, P. Escandon, J. Díaz, A. Gomez, N. Vélez, O. Pacheco); Clínica General del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (S. Salcedo, A. Marin); Clínica El Rosario, Medellín, Colombia (I. Berrio); Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Medellín (I. Berrio); Hospital General de Medellín, Medellín (I. Berrio); Hospital Doña Pilar, Cartagena, Colombia (C. Varón, A. Guzman); Hospital Militar Central, Bogotá (J.E. Pérez-Franco, J.D. Escobar); Clínica los Nogales, Bogotá (N. Villalobos, J.M. Correa)

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Table 2

Characteristics of 12 infants <1 y of age with Candida auris bloodstream infection, Colombia, 2015–2016*

Data missing
Median age, d (IQR) 34 (17–107) 0
M 9 (75) 0
3 (25)
30-day mortality
5 (42)
In-hospital mortality
Died 6 (50) 0
Alive 4 (33) 0
Still hospitalized, 2016 Sep 30
2 (17)
Concurrent conditions
12 (100)
Prematurity 5 (50) 2
Median gestational age at birth,
wk (IQR)
36 (29–39)
Congenital heart disease 6 (50) 0
Surgical procedure
9 (75)
Treatments and procedures
Central venous catheter 12 (100) 0
Intubation 11 (100) 1
Total parenteral nutrition 11 (92) 0
Feeding tube 5 (71) 5
Corticosteroids 4 (33) 0
Hemodialysis 1 (8) 0

*Values are no. (%) patients except as indicated. CVC, central venous catheter; IQR, interquartile range.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2These authors contributed equally to this article.

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