3a. Antifungal Agents and Therapy

  1. Errol Reiss1,
  2. H. Jean Shadomy2 and
  3. G. Marshall Lyon III3

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch3a

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Antifungal Agents and Therapy, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch3a

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470177914

Online ISBN: 9781118101773



  • antifungal agents, therapy;
  • fluconazole;
  • echinocandins


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Amphotericin B (AmB-deoxycholate) (Fungizone®, Apothecon Subsidiary of Bristol-Myers-Squibb)

  • Fluconazole (FLC) (Diflucan®, Pfizer)

  • Itraconazole (ITC) (Sporanox®, Janssen Pharmaceutica Division of Johnson & Johnson)

  • Voriconazole (VRC) (Vfend®, Pfizer)

  • Posaconazole (PSC) (Noxafil®, Schering-Plough/Merck & Co.)

  • Azole Resistance Mechanisms

  • Echinocandins

  • Caspofungin (CASF) (Cancidas®, Merck)

  • Micafungin (MCF) (Mycaminet®, Astellas Pharma, Inc.)

  • Anidulafungin (ANF) (Eraxis®, Pfizer)

  • Terbinafine (TRB) (Lamisil®, Novartis)

  • 5-Fluorocytosine (Flucytosine, 5FC) (Ancobon®, Valeant Pharmaceuticals)

  • Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V, Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.)

  • Combination Therapy

  • Suppressive or Maintenance Therapy

  • Prophylactic Therapy

  • Empiric Therapy

  • Innately Resistant Fungi

  • General Reference for Antifungal Agents and Therapy

  • Selected References for Antifungal Agents and Therapy

  • Websites Cited

  • Questions