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A 45-year-old female with a history of long-term use of systemic corticosteroid and cytotoxic drugs for systemic lupus erythematosus suffered from progressive visual loss in her left eye over 1 month. Large exudative retinal detachment and severe vitreous infiltration were observed.
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Trichosporon asahii (formerly T. beigelii) is a rare cause of human infections with very varied clinical manifestations ranging from superficial infections to severe and systemic diseases. T. asahii is a life-threatening opportunistic pathogen especially for granulocytopenic, immunocompromised and immunodeficient patients. It is the possible cause of summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis in Japan and systemic infections in transplant patients, patients on corticosteroid therapy, patients with solid tumors and burn patients. Cases of infection in non-immunocompromised surgical patients and patients with long-term stay in ICU are described in the literature. We report on T. asahii fungemia in a polytraumatized neurosurgical patient with long-term stay in the hospital. Urinary tract was the source of fungemia, with the same pathogen isolated from urine and blood at the same time. In the Referral Center for Systemic Mycoses, Croatian Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, the strain from the urine and blood culture was identified as T. asahii, with good susceptibility to fluconazole, voriconazole and 5 fluorocytosine, reduced susceptibility to itraconazole and resistance to amphotericin B. The patient responded to fluconazole therapy very well. Since systemic trichosporonoses are generally associated with immunocompromised patients (hematologic, granulocytopenic and AIDS patients), this case confirms the possibility of infection with this pathogen in patients with long-term hospital stay and reduced local immunity, but without classic immunodeficiency.
This paper underscores the importance of the antifungal potential of ciclopirox olamine against Cryptococcus spp. as an alternative treatment against systemic cryptococosis. In vivo experiments are essential for future medical use.
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We report 7 HIV-infected children with cryptococcosis. Median age and CD4 counts were 9.3 years and 12 cells/mm, respectively. Two children died early. Of 4 children requiring prolonged amphotericin B and fluconazole at a dosage above 12 mg/kg/d, 3 presented with meningitis and 1 with fever. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome contributed to morbidity through exacerbations at the primary site and elsewhere.
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Cryptococcal meningitis is a major cause of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated morbidity and mortality in Africa. Improved oral treatment regimens are needed because amphotericin B is neither available nor feasible in many centers. Fluconazole at a dosage of 1200 mg per day is more fungicidal than at a dosage of 800 mg per day, but mortality rates remain unacceptably high. Therefore, we examined the effect of adding oral flucytosine to fluconazole.
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Treatment of disseminated Trichosporon infections still remains difficult. Amphotericin B frequently displays inadequate fungicidal activity and echinocandins have no meaningful antifungal effect against this genus. Triazoles are currently the drugs of choice for the treatment of Trichosporon infections. This study evaluates the inhibitory and fungicidal activities of five triazoles against 90 clinical isolates of Trichosporon asahii. MICs (μg/ml) were determined according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute microdilution method M27-A3 at 24 and 48 h using two endpoints, MIC-2 and MIC-0 (the lowest concentrations that inhibited ∼50 and 100% of growth, respectively). Minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs; μg/ml) were determined by seeding 100 μl of all clear MIC wells (using an inoculum of 10(4) CFU/ml) onto Sabouraud dextrose agar. Time-kill curves were assayed against four clinical T. asahii isolates and the T. asahii ATCC 201110 strain. The MIC-2 (∼50% reduction in turbidity compared to the growth control well)/MIC-0 (complete inhibition of growth)/MFC values that inhibited 90% of isolates at 48 h were, respectively, 8/32/64 μg/ml for fluconazole, 1/2/8 μg/ml for itraconazole, 0.12/0.5/2 μg/ml for voriconazole, 0.5/2/4 μg/ml for posaconazole, and 0.25/1/4 μg/ml for isavuconazole. The MIC-0 endpoints yielded more consistent MIC results, which remained mostly unchanged when extending the incubation to 48 h (98 to 100% agreement with 24-h values) and are easier to interpret. Based on the time-kill experiments, none of the drugs reached the fungicidal endpoint (99.9% killing), killing activity being shown but at concentrations not reached in serum. Statistical analysis revealed that killing rates are dose and antifungal dependent. The lowest concentration at which killing activity begins was for voriconazole, and the highest was for fluconazole. These results suggest that azoles display fungistatic activity and lack fungicidal effect against T. asahii. By rank order, the most active triazole is voriconazole, followed by itraconazole ∼ posaconazole ∼ isavuconazole > fluconazole.
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Developing interpretive breakpoints for any given organism-drug combination requires integration of the MIC distribution, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters, and the relationship between the in vitro activity and outcome from both in vivo and clinical studies. Using data generated by standardized broth microdilution and disk diffusion test methods, the Antifungal Susceptibility Subcommittee of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has now proposed interpretive breakpoints for voriconazole and Candida species. The MIC distribution for voriconazole was determined using a collection of 8,702 clinical isolates. The overall MIC90 was 0.25 microg/ml and 99% of the isolates were inhibited at < or = 1 microg/ml of voriconazole. Similar results were obtained for 1,681 Candida isolates (16 species) from the phase III clinical trials. Analysis of the available data for 249 patients from six phase III voriconazole clinical trials demonstrated a statistically significant correlation (P = 0.021) between MIC and investigator end-of-treatment assessment of outcome. Consistent with parallel pharmacodynamic analyses, these data support the following MIC breakpoints for voriconazole and Candida species: susceptible (S), < or = 1 microg/ml; susceptible dose dependent (SDD), 2 microg/ml; and resistant (R), > or = 4 microg/ml. The corresponding disk test breakpoints are as follows: S, > or = 17 mm; SDD, 14 to 16 mm; and R, < or = 13 mm.
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During the period of 1996-1999, 8 cases of invasive candidosis were observed on a surgical intensive care unit. Patient records were evaluated with respect to diagnostic criteria and response to antimycotic therapy.
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Although the rifampin-cyclosporine interaction is well described, information on the extent, duration, and potency of the rifampin-tacrolimus interaction is limited. We describe a renal transplant recipient who demonstrated an increase in tacrolimus metabolism as a result of rifampin administration. A 40-year-old Asian woman received a cadaveric renal transplant for end-stage renal disease due to IgA nephropathy and was administered tacrolimus, thymoglobulin, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone, along with diltiazem for hypertension. On postoperative day (POD) 5, donor bronchioalveolar lavage revealed active tuberculosis. The recipient received rifampin 600 mg/d, and the diltiazem dose was increased. Over the next 12 days, the tacrolimus dose was increased to 32 mg/d to achieve a target trough level of 10 to 15 ng/mL, finally reached on POD34, when the serum creatinine was 145 micromol/L. The patient also received a course of fluconazole 100 mg/d and clarithromycin 1000 mg/d starting on POD38 and POD41, respectively. Despite this, there was no increase in tacrolimus levels. Rifampin was discontinued on POD76, after which therapeutic tacrolimus levels were finally attained with usual doses by POD132. Rifampin had potent and prolonged effects on tacrolimus metabolism. Induction of the hepatic cytochrome P4503A4 system by rifampin was sufficient to overcome the inhibitory effects of diltiazem; fluconazole, and clarithromycin, necessitating the use of large doses of tacrolimus. Close monitoring of tacrolimus levels and frequent dose adjustments are required whenever rifampin is administered posttransplant, regardless of P450 inhibitors used, to optimize allograft function.
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Disruption of embryonal retinoic acid homeostasis has been postulated to represent an etiological factor involved in the onset of fluconazole-induced teratogenesis. In the present study the impact of a teratogenic pulse of fluconazole on the gene expression of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 26 isoforms, which plays a central role in maintaining proper retinoic acid levels by mediating its degradation, was investigated. ICR pregnant mice were orally administered with 0 (vehicle) or 700mg/kg of fluconazole on gestation day 8. Embryos were collected 12, 24 and 48h after treatment. Quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (quantitative real-time RT-PCR) assay was used to quantify the mRNA expression of CYP26a1, CYP26b1 and CYP26c1 in embryos. As result, fluconazole exposure was associated to an up-regulation of CYP26a1, CYP26b1, whereas no significant change was identified for the CYP26c1 isoform. This study demonstrates the capacity of fluconazole to alter CYP26 gene expression in mouse embryos.
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A 25-year-old Iranian woman developed fixed drug eruptions on different sites of her body after taking five doses of fluconazole to treat vaginal candidiasis. A positive patch test, positive oral challenge test and skin biopsy were all found to be consistent with fixed drug eruption.
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To study antimicrobial effect of Sodium houttuyfonate (SH) on Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE) and Candida albicans (CA).
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The availability of drugs for neonates is limited as evaluation is said more difficult in neonates than in older patients and adults, resulting in off-label drug use. Indeed, diseases may be specific to the neonatal period, the impact of immaturity and rapid developmental changes in the first days/weeks of life is important, and drugs may have short and long-term effects including developmental toxicity. To improve such situation, both the US and the EU have introduce paediatric legislation and the EMA has issued guidelines to optimize drug evaluation in paediatric populations including neonates. In addition, the following collaborative projects were funded by the EU in the co-operative programme of FP7. As preterm and term neonates are prone to infections which result in increase morbidity and mortality, the TINN (Treat Infections in Neonates) and TINN2 projects aim to evaluate off-patent anti-infectious drugs included in the EMEA priority list, ciprofloxacin/fluconazole and azithromycin respectively in the two projects. The final aim is to obtain a Paediatric Use Marketing Authorization for these drugs in neonates. In addition, TINN will build up a network of units with experience in evaluating anti-infective agents in neonates. An additional important initiative called GRIP (Global Research in Paediatrics) will focus on paediatric clinical pharmacology training and will facilitate the development and safe use of medicine in children.
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More than 20% of the unselected women were colonized with Candida species. Hyperestrogenemia was associated with an increased vulvovaginal colonization by Candida. Surprisingly, 21% of the isolates was resistant to fluconazole, according to the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards method.
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Blood samples were collected after dosing on day 2; at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12; and on the last day of oral treatment. After patients had received posaconazole for at least 7 days (i.e., after achieving steady state), both maximum observed posaconazole concentration (C(max)) and average posaconazole concentration (C(av)) were determined. Five patients developed invasive fungal infections while receiving treatment. Median C(av) and C(max) were 611 and 635 ng/ml, respectively, in these five patients and were 922 and 1360 ng/ml, respectively, in the 241 patients without invasive fungal infection. In patients without invasive fungal infection, posaconazole concentrations were not clinically affected by race, body weight, or age. Median plasma posaconazole concentrations were higher in patients with chronic GVHD than in those with acute GVHD. In 18 patients without invasive fungal infection who experienced diarrhea on the day of sampling, posaconazole concentrations were lower than the concentrations in patients without diarrhea. No relationship was observed between alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, or bilirubin levels and posaconazole concentrations.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major antimicrobial tea polyphenol, has been reported to inhibit the growth of Candida albicans planktonic cells and enhance the antifungal activity of antimycotics. We hypothesised that synergism exists between EGCG and conventional antimycotics against biofilms of Candida species.
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To describe the isolates and susceptibilities to antifungal agents for patients with culture-proven exogenous fungal endophthalmitis.
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Patients were evaluated daily, and specimens for culture were obtained three times per week during prophylaxis. The primary study end points were the frequency of and the time to intra-abdominal Candida infections. Secondary end points were the frequency of candidiasis (intra-abdominal and extra-abdominal) and the emergence or persistence of Candida colonization. Among patients who were not colonized at study entry, Candida was isolated from surveillance cultures during prophylaxis in 15% of the patients in the fluconazole group and in 62% of the patients in the placebo group (relative risk, 0.25; 95% confidence interval, 0.07 to 0.96; p = .04). Candida peritonitis occurred in one of 23 patients (4%) who received fluconazole and in seven of 20 patients (35%) who received placebo (relative risk, 0.12; 95% confidence interval, 0.02 to 0.93; p = .02). In addition, one catheter-related Candida albicans sepsis occurred in a fluconazole-treated patient. Thus, overall, candidiasis developed in two fluconazole patients and seven placebo patients (relative risk, 0.25; 95% confidence interval, 0.06 to 1.06; p = .06). C. albicans accounted for 87% of the Candida species isolated before or during prophylaxis, and all C. albicans strains were susceptible to fluconazole. Fluconazole was well tolerated, and adverse events occurred at similar frequencies in both treatment groups.
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The objective of this study was to characterize the epidemiology of candidemia in cancer patients in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An 18-month survey of fungemia in patients with cancer was undertaken in three Hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. Forty-three episodes of candidemia were identified in 43 patients, 43 of which were episodes of candidemia; in ten case the strains were not available for further identification of species and were excluded from this analysis. The overall distribution of fungi causing fungemia was: Candida albicans (5), Candida tropicalis (16), Candida parapsilosis (6), Candida guilliermondii (4), Candida lusitaniae (1) and Candida stellatoidea (1). Antifungal prophylaxis had been administered before the episode of fungemia in only six patients (18.2%): oral itraconazole in three patients and oral nistatin, low dose intravenous amphotericin B and oral fluconazole in one patient each. There was no difference in the presence of risk factors, clinical characteristics or in the outcome between albicans and non-albicans species, nor between Candida tropicalis and other non-albicans species. There was a clear predominance of non-albicans species, regardless of the underlying disease, antifungal prophylaxis or the presence of neutropenia.
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