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Use of terbinafine in rare and refractory mycoses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18230029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Terbinafine is the only systemic allylamine antifungal currently available. Its mechanism of action is unique and sets it apart from other agents. Although it is primarily used for dermatophyte infections, such as onychomycosis and tinea pedis, terbinafine has broad in vitro activity against a variety of non-dermatophyte fungal pathogens, including Candida spp. and many molds. In addition, synergistic activity is noted with other antifungals, notably triazoles. Multiple case reports exist of its use for unusual and refractory fungal infections, but no systematic review is available. We review the current literature with regard to in vitro data and clinical experience with terbinafine in the treatment of rare and refractory mycoses.
Sanjay G Revankar; Michael D Nailor; Jack D Sobel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Future microbiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1746-0921     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-30     Completed Date:  2008-02-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101278120     Medline TA:  Future Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wayne State University, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R. St., 5 Hudson Detroit, MI 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Candida / drug effects
Dermatomycoses / drug therapy
Drug Resistance, Fungal
Mycoses / drug therapy*,  microbiology
Naphthalenes / pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Triazoles / pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 0/Naphthalenes; 0/Triazoles; 91161-71-6/terbinafine

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