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Saturday 01 September 2001

In vitro activities of 10 antifungal drugs against 508 dermatophyte strains.

By: Fernandez-Torres B, Carrillo AJ, Martin E, Del Palacio A, Moore MK, Valverde A, Serrano M, Guarro J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2001 Sep;45(9):2524-8

We have tested 508 strains belonging to 24 species of dermatophytes against 10 antifungal drugs following mainly the NCCLS (M38-P) standard for filamentous fungi. However, several important factors, such as the temperature (28 versus 35 degrees C) and time of incubation (4 to 10 days versus 21 to 74 h), have been modified. The antifungals used were itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, clotrimazole, voriconazole, terbinafine, amphotericin B, fluconazole, UR-9825, and G-1. In general, with the exception of fluconazole and G-1, all antifungals were shown to be highly effective.

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