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Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycotic infection caused by dematiaceous saprophytic moulds. The most frequently isolated agent is Fonsecae pedrosoi. This article reports a case of a man from the Amazon region in Northern Brazil who presented with a lesion of 12 months' duration, which gradually increased in size until covering the majority of his right leg. A successful treatment with itraconazole was performed.
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Drugs in the gastrointestinal tract are exposed to a medium of partially digested food, comprising mixtures of fat, protein and carbohydrate. The dissolution behaviour of itraconazole was evaluated in bio-relevant media which were developed to take this into account. Media containing milk with different fat contents, protein (albumin, casein, gluten and gelatin), carbohydrates (glucose, lactose and starch) and amino acids (lysine, glycine, alanine and aspartic acid) to mimic a digested meal and bile components (sodium taurocholate and lecithin) to represent a key endogenous digestive material were investigated. The effect of medium composition on the intrinsic dissolution rate of itraconazole was evaluated as this drug has extremely poor solubility and its bioavailability is affected by food. Dissolution tests were carried out in simple compendial media based on dilute solutions of hydrochloric acid or neutral solutions of phosphate buffer and in more complex media containing the dietary components. The data obtained showed that most of the dietary components enhanced the solubility compared to simulated gastric fluid (SGF) but to differing extents. The greatest increase in dissolution was observed with the addition of milk and albumin although an increase was also seen with other proteins, amino acids and simulated gastrointestinal fluids.
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Voriconazole appears to be a useful alternative to conventional antifungal agents in cases of resistance or intolerance to initial therapy. However, dose adjustment is recommended in patients with hepatic dysfunction, as well as in those receiving medications that may interact with voriconazole via hepatic metabolism.
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We aim in this study to provide levels of susceptibility of 162 bloodstream isolates of non-Candida albicans and non-C. tropicalis species from a sentinel program conducted in 11 hospitals in Brazil. Additionally, we compared the broth microdilution (BMD) method of the European Committee of Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) with Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) BMD method for fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, and amphotericin B. The study included 103 C. parapsilosis, 38 C. glabrata, 8 C. orthopsilosis, and 7 C. krusei isolates, and single isolates of Pichia anomala, C. famata, C. lusitaniae, C. kefyr, C. guilliermondii, and C. metapsilosis. Of note, we observed cross-resistance between fluconazole and voriconazole for two isolates being one C. parapsilosis and one C. glabrata. Good essential agreement (EA) was observed between the EUCAST and the CLSI results for C. parapsilosis and for fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, and amphotericin B, respectively: 98%, 99%, 98%, and 97%. Otherwise, for C. glabrata, the EA for fluconazole was 84.2% and for voriconazole 89.4%. Because data from Brazil are scarce, our results contribute to the consolidation of the database of candidemia agents and monitoring of trends in the profile of drug resistance.
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Itraconazole prophylaxis appears to be an effective and well-tolerated treatment that reduces the frequency of fungal infections in chronic granulomatous disease, but monitoring for long-term toxic effects is warranted.
High-dose ketoconazole (400 mg q.d. for ≥5 days) has been the gold-standard strong cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) inhibitor in drug development drug-drug interaction (DDI) studies. In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) advised against using this ketoconazole regimen following review of clinical safety reports. We systematically evaluated 19 strong CYP3A inhibitors from regulatory guidances and a literature database to identify itraconazole (200 mg b.i.d. on day 1, q.d. on days 2-6) and clarithromycin (500 mg b.i.d. for 7 days) as acceptable ketoconazole alternatives.
Seventy six isolates of patients from the Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social were included: 36 with dermatophytoses and 40 with candidiasis. Dermatophytes were assesed using the E-test method and Candida spp. using the broth microdilution method. Antifungal drugs included itraconazole, ketoconazole and fluconazole for dermatophytes; in addition, voriconazole and amphotericin B were used to treat yeasts.
A simple, rapid and sensitive method for the extraction and HPLC analysis of itraconazole and hydroxyitraconazole in tissue and plasma or serum is described. Tissue (5-100 mg) and plasma (0.1 ml) underwent a simple extraction into methanol. Chromatography was performed on a Novapak C18 column using a mobile phase of water-acetonitrile-diethylamine (42:58:0.05, v/v), pH 2.45, with a flow-rate of 1.5 ml/min. Fluorescence was measured at excitation 260 nm and emission 365 nm. The procedure produced a linear curve for the concentration range 10-1000 ng/ml. The development of the assay produced accurate, rapid repeatable results for both tissue and plasma or serum.
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Chrysosporium species are saprophytic filamentous fungi commonly found in the soil, dung, and animal fur. Subcutaneous infection caused by this organism is rare in humans. We report a case of subcutaneous fungal infection caused by Chrysosporium keratinophilum in a 38-year-old woman. The patient presented with severe chromoblastomycosis-like lesions on the left side of the jaw and neck for 6 years. She also got tinea corporis on her trunk since she was 10 years old. Chrysosporium keratinophilum was isolated from the tissue on the neck and scales on the trunk, respectively. The patient showed satisfactory response to itraconazole therapy, although she discontinued the follow-up.
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Levosimendan, a pyridazinone-dinitrile derivative, is a calcium sensitiser with additional action on adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium channels. It is used intravenously (IV) for the treatment of decompensated cardiac failure. At therapeutic doses, levosimendan exhibits enhanced contractility with no increase in oxygen demands. It also produces antistunning effects without increasing myocardial intracellular calcium concentrations or prolonging myocardial relaxation. Levosimendan also causes coronary and systemic vasodilation. In patients with decompensated congestive heart failure (CHF), IV levosimendan significantly reduced the incidence of worsening CHF or death. IV levosimendan significantly increased cardiac output or cardiac index and decreased filling pressure in the acute treatment of stable or decompensated CHF in large, double-blind, randomised trials and after cardiac surgery in smaller trials. Levosimendan is well tolerated, with the most common adverse events (headache, hypotension, nausea) being secondary to vasodilation. It has not been shown to be arrhythmogenic. Levosimendan has shown no clinically important pharmacokinetic interactions with captopril, felodipine, beta-blockers, digoxin, warfarin, isosorbide-5-mononitrate, carvedilol, alcohol (ethanol) or itraconazole.
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Major progress for the management of invasive aspergillosis has come from the introduction of new antifungals since the late 1990s. Although mortality of invasive aspergillosis remains as high as 30-50%. Backbone of management are prophylaxis, early diagnosis and early initiation of antifungals for reduction of invasive aspergillosis related mortality. Randomized trials have been undertaken for the prophylaxis as well as treatment of invasive aspergillosis in the last two decades. Posaconazole is recommended for prophylaxis against aspergillosis in patients treated for acute myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or patients with graft versus host disease after allogeneic transplantation. Efficacy has been shown for first-line therapy of invasive aspergillosis with voriconazole and liposomal amphotericin B. Gastrointestinal resorption for the azoles posaconazole, voriconazole and itraconazole differ considerably. While oral voriconazole resportion is reduced when taken with food, posaconazole has to be taken with fatty food for optimal intestinal resorption. Beside all advances in the management of invasive aspergillosis important questions remain unresolved. This article reviews the current state of prophylaxis and treatment of invasive aspergillosis and points out clinicians unmet needs.
Itraconazole is currently used for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis. Terbinafine at a daily dose of 250 mg has been successfully applied to the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis.
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We have entered an era in which our understanding of fungi is increasing tremendously. Clinicians need to familiarize themselves with the current concepts surrounding the management of fungal infections in order to provide optimal care for their patients.
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The effects of ketoconazole and itraconazole on growth and sterolsynthesis in Pityrosporum ovale was studied. Itraconazole was at least 10 times more active than ketoconazole. Sterol synthesis was inhibited more rapidly than growth, suggesting that the antifungal activity of both azoles originates from an effect on the 14 alpha demethylase system, as seen in other species.
Female, 51 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Gastrointestinal histoplasmosis Symptoms: Abdominal pain • nausea • vomiting