Characterization of rare yeasts in the Hospital Universitario Mayor Méderi: molecular identification, antifungal susceptibility and epidemiological characteristics of infected patients

  • Izquierdo-Orozco, Alejandra (PI)
  • Firacative, Carolina (PI)
  • Robayo , Leidy (CoI)
  • Chica, Claudia (CoI)

Project Details


The constant increase in the number of immunocompromised patients or with other risk factors for mycosis and the use of antifungals as prophylaxis, have led to the increase, increasingly frequent, of invasive infections caused by atypical yeasts, within which there are species with natural or acquired resistance to antifungal drugs. Additionally, some of these yeasts cause infections associated with health care and have significant morbidity and mortality rates. This study aims to characterize the atypical yeast species recovered at the Hospital Universitario Mayor Méderi, through molecular identification, antifungal susceptibility profile and epidemiological characteristics of infected patients.
Short titleCharacterization of rare yeasts
Effective start/end date17/12/215/03/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Colombia
  • antifungal susceptibility
  • Atypical yeasts
  • mycosis


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