Fungal infections becoming drug resistant

Deadly human fungal infections caused by certain strains of Aspergillus fungi appear to be developing resistance to current drug treatments (azoles) at an alarming rate, according to research from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and the University of Manchester.

The study found an increase in the number of patients with telltale ‘markers’ that indicate a resistance to azoles in comparison to a study from two years ago. Drug resistant markers were also found in a small number of patients never treated with azoles, suggesting a spreading of the resistance.

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