caspofungin


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caspofungin

 [kas″po-fun´jin]
an antifungal used as the acetate salt in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis, administered intravenously.

caspofungin

(kas'pō-fŭn-jin),
A member of the echinocandin class of antifungal compounds targeting the fungal cell wall.

caspofungin

/cas·po·fun·gin/ (kas″po-fun´jin) an antifungal used as the acetate salt in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis.

caspofungin

a beta-glucan synthase inhibitor used as a broad spectrum antifungal agent.
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The MIC for caspofungin was tested after March 2005 in the center.
Candida albicans fungaemia following traumatic urethral catheterisation in a paraplegic patient with diabetes mellitus and candiduria treated by caspofungin.
The key secondary endpoint of IV isavuconazole followed by either IV or oral isavuconazole versus IV caspofungin followed by either IV caspofungin or oral voriconazole was comparable between groups.
The patient was empirically treated with broad-spectrum antifungal therapy; caspofungin and amphotericin B.
Comparison of two probes for testing susceptibilities of pathogenic yeasts to voriconazole, itraconazole, and caspofungin by flow cytometry.
Intravenous liposomal amphotericin B, intravenous echinocandins such as caspofungin and micafungin, and oral triazoles such as posaconazole and itraconazole can be used as alternative (salvage) therapy.
Other useful agents may be voriconazole (VFend), caspofungin (Cancidas), micafungin (Mycamine), or posaconazole (Noxafil).
The TENPIN study included more than 340 liver transplant patients at high-risk of fungal infection, who were randomised to micafungin 100mg (2mg/kg in patients[less than or equal to]40kg) once daily (n=173) or centre-specific standard of care (fluconazole 200-400mg; liposomal amphotericin B 1-3mg/kg/day; or caspofungin 70mg loading, 50mg maintenance) once daily (n=172).
Candida albicans endocarditis treatment with caspofungin in an HIV-infected patient--case report and review of literature.
The patient, who was diagnosed with the HSC after radiological tests and blood cultures but did not respond to treatment with amphotericin B, was only treated with caspofungin for a long time.