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Friday 01 September 2006

A modified Christensen's urea and CLSI broth microdilution method for testing susceptibilities of six Malassezia species to voriconazole, itraconazole, and ketoconazole.

By: Rincon S, Cepero de Garcia MC, Espinel-Ingroff A.

J Clin Microbiol 2006 Sep;44(9):3429-31

Two supplemented broths (Christensen's urea with 0.1% Tween 80 and 0.5% Tween 40 and RPMI 1640 with 1% glycerol, 1% peptone, 1.8% glucose, and 0.05% Tween 80) were evaluated to determine voriconazole, itraconazole, and ketoconazole MICs for 200 Malassezia sp. isolates. Malassezia globosa and M. restricta were the least susceptible species (MICs at which 90% of the isolates tested were inhibited, 1 to >or=8 microg/ml versus 0.25 to 1 microg/ml).

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