Effects of posaconazole in an experimental model of murine candidiasis due to Candida glabrata with reduced susceptibility to fluconazole

Spreghini1, E., Tomassetti2, S., Scalise2, G., Barchiesi2, F.

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1 Clinica Malattie Infettive, ANCONA, Italy 2Istituto di Malattie Infettive, ANCONA, Italy


In recent years, the patterns of Candida infections have changed. Previously, Candida albicans was the most prevalent cause of Candida infections, whereas in recent times, other Candida species, such as C. glabrata have become common infection-causing pathogens. In the present study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo activities of posaconazole (POS) against four clinical isolates of C. glabrata with a variable susceptibility to fluconazole (FLU). Moreover, we evaluated the efficacy of sequential therapies with amphotericin B (AMB) or caspofungin (CAS) followed by POS for treatment of C. glabrata infections. MICs ranged from 1.0 to > 64.0,

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3rd Trends in Medical Mycology
    • TIMM 3rd (2011)