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antimycotic

 [an″ti-mi-kot´ik]
antifungal (def. 1).
antifungal agent.

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik),
Antagonistic to fungi.
Synonym(s): antifungal
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antimycotic

/an·ti·my·cot·ic/ (-mi-kot´ik) antifungal.

antimycotic

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik)
Antagonistic to fungi.
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antimycotic

A drug used in the treatment of fungus infections.

antimycotic

agent antagonistic to fungi (i.e. fungicide or fungistatic) (Table 1)
Table 1: Indicative antibiotic/antimicrobial regimes
Infection siteIndicative antibiotic regime
Skin
ImpetigoLocalized infection: topical fusidic acid (or mupirocin if MRSA+ve); dicloxacillin; azithromycin
Widespread infection: oral flucloxacillin or erythromycin (if penicillin-sensitive)
ErysipelasPhenoxymethylpenicillin or erythromycin
CellulitisBenzylpenicillin and flucloxacillin (or erythromycin if penicillin-sensitive); co-amoxiclav
Infected ulcerTopical antibiotics: mupirocin, fusidic acid
Topical antiseptics: povidone-iodine
Infected burns (e.g. caustic burns)Silver sulfadiazine
Animal/human bitesCo-amoxiclav (doxycyline + metronidazole if penicillin-sensitive)
OsteomyelitisFlucloxacillin (clindamycin if penicillin-sensitive)
Vancomycin if MRSA+ve or Staphylococcus epidermidis -+ve
Sodium fusidate (has good bone penetration)
Septic arthritisFlucloxacillin + fusidic acid (clindamycin if penicillin-sensitive)
Vancomycin if MRSA+ve or Staphylococcus epidermidis -+ve
Prevention of infection in orthopaedic surgerySingle dose of intravenous cefuroxime or intravenous flucloxacillin
Staphylococcus speciesSystemic flucloxacillin; fusidic acid (erythromycin if penicillin-sensitive)
Streptococcus speciesSystemic penicillin, erythromycin, clindamycin, phenyloxymethylpenicillin
Beta-haemolytic streptococciSystemic phenyloxymethylpenicillin
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Systemic ciprofloxacin; ticarcillin + clavulanic acid; azlocillin; piperacillin
Anaerobic infectionSystemic metronidazole (also as topical beads in the treatment of anaerobe-infected ulcers)

Note: Swab of the wound/exudate is taken to ensure the most effective antibiotic is prescribed; the patient is started on a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and the medication modified as necessary once the laboratory results confirm the regime of choice.

MRSA, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus .

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik)
Antagonistic to fungi.
Synonym(s): antifungal.
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antimycotic

destructive to fungi.
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