Treatment of Candiduria with Micafungin: A Case Series Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • There has been a gradual increase in the incidence of non-Candida albicans-related nosocomial infections.Candida glabrataurinary tract infections have increased in frequency, and treating these infections can be difficult because the organism may be resistant to fluconazole. A newer antifungal agent, micafungin, which belongs in the class of echinocandins, provides an alternative and effective therapy againstC glabrata. The present report describes three cases ofC glabrata-associated urinary tract infections successfully treated with micafungin. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of successful treatment ofC glabrataand azole-resistantC albicans-associated urinary tract infection with an echinocandin.

publication date

  • 2007