Prospective Multicenter International Surveillance of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus

J. W. M. van der Linden*, M. C. Arendrup, Aafje Warris, K. Lagrou, H. Pelloux, P. M. Hauser, E. Chryssanthou, E. Mellado, S. E. Kidd, A. M. Tortorano, E. Dannaoui, P. Gaustad, J. W. Baddley, A. Uekoetter, C. Lass-Floerl, N. Klimko, C. B. Moore, D. W. Denning, A. C. Pasqualotto, C. KibblerS. Arikan-Akdagli, D. Andes, J. Meletiadis, L. Naumiuk, M. Nucci, W. J. G. Melchers, P. E. Verweij

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To investigate azole resistance in clinical Aspergillus isolates, we conducted prospective multicenter international surveillance. A total of 3,788 Aspergillus isolates were screened in 22 centers from 19 countries. Azole-resistant A. fumigatus was more frequently found (3.2% prevalence) than previously acknowledged, causing resistant invasive and noninvasive aspergillosis and severely compromising clinical use of azoles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1044
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • Azole resistance
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus diseases

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van der Linden, J. W. M., Arendrup, M. C., Warris, A., Lagrou, K., Pelloux, H., Hauser, P. M., Chryssanthou, E., Mellado, E., Kidd, S. E., Tortorano, A. M., Dannaoui, E., Gaustad, P., Baddley, J. W., Uekoetter, A., Lass-Floerl, C., Klimko, N., Moore, C. B., Denning, D. W., Pasqualotto, A. C., ... Verweij, P. E. (2015). Prospective Multicenter International Surveillance of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(6), 1041-1044.