Candida auris is a species of fungus that grows as yeast. It is one of the few species of the genus Candida which cause candidiasis in humans. Often, candidiasis is acquired in hospitals by patients with weakened immune systems.
It can cause invasive candidiasis, in which the blood stream (fungemia), the central nervous system, kidneys, liver, bones, muscles, joints, spleen, or eyes are invaded. It usually presents with other co-morbidities such as diabetes, sepsis, lung diseases, and kidney diseases.