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Minerva correctly highlights the emerging problem of Candida auris (16th November), but her grasp of Latin shows room for improvement. ‘Auris’ is the Latin for ear (as C. auris was first isolated from the ear of a Japanese patient) rather than gold (which is ‘aureus’ in Latin, hence the name of our more common nemesis Staphylococcus aureus).
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18 November 2016
Registrar, Intensive Care Medicine
Adult Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital