Traditional and emerging antifungal therapies

Tamra M. Arnold, Emily Dotson, George A. Sarosi, Chadi Hage

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Abstract

Invasive mycoses continue to be a major problem in the growing population of immunosuppressed patients. More antifungal agents are now available than ever. The options are many, with more efficacies and less toxicity than in the past. These agents differ in terms of spectrum of activity, pharmacologic properties, and indications. In this article we discuss the three major classes of antifungal agents: the polyens, the triazoles, and the echinocandins. The emphasis is placed on their clinical use, side effects, drug interactions, and other practical issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2010

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Antifungal Agents
Echinocandins
Triazoles
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Therapeutics
Population
Invasive Fungal Infections

Keywords

  • Azoles
  • Echinocandins
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Polyenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Traditional and emerging antifungal therapies. / Arnold, Tamra M.; Dotson, Emily; Sarosi, George A.; Hage, Chadi.

In: Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, Vol. 7, No. 3, 15.05.2010, p. 222-228.

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Arnold, Tamra M. ; Dotson, Emily ; Sarosi, George A. ; Hage, Chadi. / Traditional and emerging antifungal therapies. In: Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 2010 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 222-228.
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