The value of amphotericin B in the treatment of invasive fungal infections.

@article{Klepser2011TheVO,
  title={The value of amphotericin B in the treatment of invasive fungal infections.},
  author={Michael E. Klepser},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={225.e1-10}
}
Over the last 20 years, there has been an increase in the total number of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) and in infections caused by rare and emerging pathogens. This is due in part to the growing population of immunocompromised patients at risk of developing fungal infections. Three classes of antifungal agents are widely used for the treatment of systemic fungal infections: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. Polyenes were the first antifungal agents developed and have a long-standing… CONTINUE READING

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