Echinocandins: The Expanding Antifungal Armamentarium.

@article{Aguilarzapata2015EchinocandinsTE,
  title={Echinocandins: The Expanding Antifungal Armamentarium.},
  author={Daniel Aguilar-zapata and Ruta Petraitiene and Vidmantas Petraitis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 Suppl 6},
  pages={
          S604-11
        }
}
The echinocandins are large lipopeptide molecules that, since their discovery approximately 41 years ago, have emerged as important additions to the expanding armamentarium against invasive fungal diseases. Echinocandins exert in vitro and in vivo fungicidal action against most Candida species and fungistatic action against Aspergillus species. However, the population of patients at risk for developing invasive fungal infections continues to increase. New therapeutic strategies using… 

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