Candida auris Infection: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 2/19/2022

Candida auris is an emerging fungal infection that was first described in Japan in 2009. Infections with Candida auris have been reported in the United States. Patients who have been in the intensive care unit for a long time, have a central venous catheter placed, and have previously received antibiotics or antifungal medications, appear to be at highest risk of infection with this organism.

Signs and symptoms depend on the site in the body and the severity of the infection. Signs and symptoms can include

Other symptoms can include fatigue, malaise, and tiredness.

Cause of Candida auris Infections

Despite the name auris referring to the ear, the fungus can cause infections in many different sites of the body.

Other candida auris infection symptoms and signs

  • Chills
  • Earache
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Inflammation at the Site of Infection
  • Malaise
  • Pus Drainage
  • Redness
  • Tiredness
  • Warmth
  • Wound Infections


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.